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Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences

Monash Institute of Clinical and Cognitive NeurosciencesIn January 2017, the Donders Institute and the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) have met an agreement
for extended collaboration. The agreement is thought to facilitate the exchange of faculty, researchers, and students at the PhD and Master level.

The two institutes have decided to engage in extensive collaboration. In the course of this, they recently signed an agreement to establish a formal, collaborative relationship. This forms a framework through which scientific and faculty personnel can more easily collaborate and exchange between the two institutes.

The agreement covers a wide variety of practical, legal and financial matters of such an extended collaboration. For instance, the two institutes agree to provide appropriate facilities, training and teaching for academic guests from the other institute. The two parties will also jointly address questions of intellectual property that collaborative research might spark, and to facilitate mutual networks for research and grant acquisition.

While the collaboration is initially termed only for three years, it is expected to be renewed after that, potentially giving way for structural, long-term collaborative efforts.

Now, both the Monash Institute, Brain Mind Institute and Brain & Mind Institute are individually in collaboration with the Donders Institute. The potential alliances between all four Institutes will facilitate the building of an international ‘network of excellence’ with leading educational, research and industrial innovators, linking together the best researchers from around the world to help promote research, facilitate research training and transfers, and foster national and international collaboration in cognitive neuroscience.


Mark Bellgrove
School of Psychological Sciences
Monash University,
18 Innovation Walk, Clayton Campus,
Wellington Road,
Monash University, VIC, 3800

Femke Maij
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Thomas van Aquinostraat 4
6525 GD Nijmegen