OSTP and The BRAIN Initiative

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The US Congress established the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in 1976 with a broad mandate to advise the President and others within the Executive Office of the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs.

The 1976 Act also authorizes OSTP to lead interagency efforts to develop and implement sound science and technology policies and budgets, and to work with the private sector, state and local governments, the science and higher education communities, and other nations toward this end.

The images are from the OSTP Grand Challenges, Upper Left: NIH, DARPA, and NSF’s BRAIN Initiative; Uppder Right: NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge; Lower Right: DOE’s SunShot Grand Challenge; Lower left: USAID’s Grand Challenges for Development, including Saving Lives at Birth.

Images from the OSTP Grand Challenges
Upper Left: NIH, DARPA, and NSF’s BRAIN Initiative; Upper Right: NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge; Lower Right: DOE’s SunShot Grand Challenge; Lower left: USAID’s Grand Challenges for Development, including Saving Lives at Birth.

Web Information

Website:   whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp
YouTube Channel:  youtube.com/user/whitehouse
Twitter:  @whitehouseostp
 
Wikipedia Entry: wiki/Office_of_Science_and_Technology_Policy

Contact Information

Email:  contact form
Phone: 202-456-4444
Address: Eisenhower Executive Office Building
1650 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20504

Organization

Director:  John P. Holdren
Assistant Director, Neuroscience, Mental Health, and Broadening Participation:  Monica Basco
Staff Directory

OSTP & The BRAIN Initiative

OSTP works to advance a wide range of initiatives, programs, projects, and activities that unleash the power of science, technology, and innovation for the benefit of Americans and people around the world.

For more information, see BRAIN participants beyond NIH

Advancing Basic and Applied Science

The BRAIN Initiative — short for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies — is a bold research initiative designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. Launched with approximately $100 million in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Budget, the BRAIN Initiative ultimately aims to help researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. The BRAIN Initiative will accelerate the development and application of new technologies that will enable researchers to produce dynamic pictures of the brain that show how individual brain cells and complex neural circuits interact at the speed of thought. These technologies will open new doors to explore how the brain records, processes, uses, stores, and retrieves vast quantities of information, and shed light on the complex links between brain function and behavior.

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