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The Bernstein Network

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The Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience was established in Germany in 2004. Its core elements are the Bernstein Centers for Computational Neuroscience in Berlin, Freiburg, Göttingen, Heidelberg-Mannheim, Munich and Tübingen. The network is complemented by 'Bernstein Partner' projects, consisting of five Bernstein Groups and eleven Bernstein Collaborations. The annual Bernstein Award allows young researchers to establish their own, independent research group. The Bernstein Focus: Neurotechnology in the regions Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, Freiburg/Tübingen and Göttingen extends the network towards technological applications. A further Bernstein Focus: Neuronal Basis of Learning with eight collaborative projects tackles application-relevant issues of learning and memory.

Through a German node (G-node), the Bernstein Networks is connected to the 'International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility' (INCF).

International collaborations are supported by German - US-American and German-Japanese collaborations.

The Bernstein Facility for Simulation and Database Technology in Jülich facilitates the use of the parallel computing resources at Research Centre Jülich for simulations and databases.

The Bernstein Coordination Site centrally manages and coordinates the network's activities.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Herz, the chairman of the Bernstein Association acts as additional scientific contact person of the network.


Article about the Bernstein Network, published in the journal "it - Information Technology" (01/2010).