Science Funders Hope to Link Up Large Scale Brain Research

The problem of neuroscience has rapidly been shifting from not enough information, to more than we know what to do with, or at least can handle collectively. Some major funders hope to get brain researchers speaking the same language, in terms of data, and then get them talking. 

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Mr. Kavli Goes to Washington

The Kavli Prize is not the only support the Kavli Foundation gives to science, but it is an apt indicator of its big-thinking style. Founded in 2000 by wealthy businessman and physicist Fred Kavli, the foundation's chief aim is to support good research in the basic sciences. Since then, the foundation has steadily increased its influence, giving mostly to boost faculty resources at institutions like the founder's hometown University of California-Santa Barbara or to create centers of research like the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University.

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