Founded in March 2018 as one of the strategic government scientific initiative, the Chinese Institute for Brain Research, Beijing (CIBR, Beijing) mainly focus on brain science and brain-like intelligence technology development. CIBR conducts original research for understanding the fundamental principle of brain, solving major cognitive disorders, promoting intelligence development and performance of adolescent, developing brain-like intelligence technology and constructing general technical assistance facilities and biological-medical resource databases. By constructing a cooperative, innovative, efficient and rational research environment, we aim at establishing a top-level research-oriented institute to make major break-through in science and solve the main concerns of the country , and also educating future generations of brain scientists.
CIBR is governed by The Board of Trustees (BOT), which is responsible for institute policy and consists of representatives from eight agencies, including the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Peking University (PKU) , Tsinghua University (THU), Beijing Normal University (BJU), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) and the Beijing Municipal Government. The BOT accepted the recommendation of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and appointed Doctor Yi Rao from Peking University and Doctor Minmin Luo from NIBS as co-directors of CIBR, who are responsible for the daily operations of CIBR under the leadership of the BOT.
The major components of CIBR are its research laboratories and core facilities. The Principal Investigators (PIs) are selected from a highly competitive international applicant pool by a Selection Committee that evaluates the applicants and recommends candidates for appointment. A PI shall serve for 5 years and the reappointment is contingent upon academic evaluations by his/her peers in the closely related research field. Heads of the core facility will be appointed by the Director.
With the strong support from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Beijing Municipal Government and Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission , CIBR was founded and developed a lot. In next 5 years, we will achieve 100,000 m2 research space and recruit 1,200 scientists and related technicians, as the number of labs and facilities increasing. In 2022, We expect to make advance in diagnosis and treatment of brain disease, application and industrialization of brain like intelligence technology , and innovation of novel methods for brain development and education.