BIC awarded $3.9M Platform Support Grant from Brain Canada Foundation
It is our great pleasure to announce that our centre has been awarded a Brain Canada Platform Support Grant of $3.9M. We are thankful to the MNI and the Webster Family Foundation for providing the matching funds that have been key to secure this funding. The PSG grant is to add capacity for data acquisition, management, analytics, dissemination, with an emphasis on open-access sharing, expanding capacity for all imaging modalities featured at the BIC, and training of staff, highly-qualified personnel and platform users over 3 years.
The first portion of the funds have already been invested in the complete overhaul and expansion of our data storage infrastructure (now 700TB onsite and 750TB in the cloud), the hiring of new key personnel for data management, some aspects of the recent 3T Prisma upgrade, re-investment in small-animal MR imaging, key equipment upgrades for the cyclotron, purchase of MR compatible equipment for animal electrophysiology: these are all meant to benefit the entire BIC user community.