The overarching goal of The Virtual Brain Cloud (TVB-Cloud) is personalized prevention and treatment of dementia. To achieve generalizable results that help individual patients, The Virtual Brain Cloud integrates the data of large cohorts of patients and healthy controls through multi-scale brain simulation using The Virtual Brain (or TVB) simulator. There is a need for infrastructures for sharing and processing health data at a large scale that comply with the EU general data protection regulations (or GDPR). The VirtualBrainCloud consortium closes this gap, making health data actionable. Elaborated data protection concepts minimize the risks for data subjects and allow scientists to use sensitive data for research and clinical translation.

TVB-Cloud is a project of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and infrastructure facility of EBRAINS.


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Brain Atlas Web App

Try our interactive brain atlas web app now!

You can flip, rotate, and click around this online 3D model to learn about the different regions of the brain and their functions.

Available in: English, Hebrew, Arabic, German, Polish, Spanish.


start the brain atlas web app here


EU Parliament workshop “Digital data for dementia research and innovation” by The Virtual Brain Cloud

Our agenda comprises of speakers of the following organisations: EU Parliament, Gates Ventures Europe, Alzheimer Europe, EC DG Connect Unit H.3., EBRAINS AISBL, European Alzheimer’s Alliance and Charité University Medicine Berlin.

Registration: only limited space available – please send inquiries to Dr. Angela Bradshaw or Prof. Dr. Petra Ritter


Brain Modelling as a Service: The Virtual Brain on EBRAINS

We are proud of the collaboration that went into this paper. 43 Authors! Fantastic teamwork.

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BIDS Extension Proposal: Computational Model Specifications - Contributions Welcome!

Brain Imaging Data Structure [BIDS] is a community effort to define standards in data / metadata. Please contribute to this proposal which extends the original specification to further integrate different kinds of data, such as imaging methods we use for brain visualisation and simulation.

All are welcome to add suggestions to this draft.

BIDS draft document

30th Alzheimer Europe Conference videos are now available online

Videos of the 30th Alzheimer Europe Conference are now online. Presentations include: AI approaches for dementia research, diagnosis & treatment and Dementia research and AI: ethical, legal and social implications.


New paper on security & cloud computing under the European Legal Framework

We are pleased to announce the publication Mapping the European Legal Framework on Security Requirements for Cloud Computing Infrastructures in the Healthcare Sector.

The paper was authored by Michael Cepic, Mariana Rissetto. In it we outline the different legislation governing security of cloud infrastructures in Europe and how their legislative security approaches might differ.

Read the paper here


TVB-Cloud develops a solution for the “Reproducibility Crisis” for sensitive data. DataLad is an important component to this solution. To find out more, watch the newly published video “What is DataLad?”

Watch here

Conferences & Events

Realising the European Open Science Cloud Expo

Visit our TVB-Cloud booth at the EOSC Expo Exhibit Hall.

For registration, please visit:

30th Alzheimer Europe Conference


We are inviting you to join the  online 30th Annual Alzheimer Europe Conference, organized by our patients representatives project partner, Alzheimer Europe.

For more information about registration and participation, please follow this link:


Bridging the gap between new technologies, health research and the protection of personal data: GDPR impact conference


Join us at the TVB-Cloud Conference on GDPR Impact taking place ONLINE on September 18th, 2020, organized by the University of Vienna Department of Innovation and Digitalization in Law.

For more information and registration please visit the following link:

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Latest Publications

Brain Network Simulations Indicate Effects of Neuregulin-1 Genotype on Excitation-Inhibition Balance in Cortical Dynamics.

Cerebral Cortex
doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhaa339

The Bayesian Virtual Epileptic Patient: A probabilistic framework designed to infer the spatial map of epileptogenicity in a personalized large-scale brain model of epilepsy spread

doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116839


Movement Disorders After Hypoxic Brain Injury Following Cardiac Arrest in Adults

European Jounal of Neurology
doi: 10.1111/ene.14326


VirtualBrainCloud partners

The world-leading experts in clinical research on neurodegenerative diseases and mathematical modelling develop a computational platform for translational research that integrates clinical data from molecular biology and neurology, using nonlinear systems theory as framework. Central to this platform is a multi-scale multi-omics brain model that spans spatiotemporal scale from molecules to organs and from nanoseconds to years.


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