HBP Curriculum Online Courses HBP Curriculum Online Courses

The HBP Education Programme has developed a distance learning course programme, the HBP Curriculum. The courses aim at addressing students outside their area of specialisation (e.g. neuroscience for computer scientists). This is complemented by offering teaching in transversal competencies relevant to the project‘s goals, such as research ethics, broader ethical issues raised by scientific research, IPR management or legal and organisational solutions for exploiting project results.

Five courses are available online: 

Each course will be completed by a short face-to-face workshop as a supplement to the respective online course. It is recommended for workshop participants to attend the online course as a basis for the workshop. 

Video lectures are publicly available. Each online lecture will be supplemented by a discussion forum and additional learning material for each course. 


Together with the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Allen Institue for Brain Science, the HBP Education Programme developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on „How to study the multi-scale brain". It is a free web-based distance learning programme that combines lectures, tutorials and exercises that give a broad overview on  the latest tools and techniques for neuroinformatics, analysis, modelling and simulation.

The courses are open to the whole community, regardless of affiliation with the HBP or not, but especially target early career researchers.