The Bernstein Centers for Computational Neuroscience are the network’s central sites situated in Berlin, Freiburg, Göttingen, Heidelberg-Mannheim, Munich and Tübingen. They each unite different scientific expertise at one location and have become beacons of computational neuroscience in Germany whose reputation resonates internationally.
Interdisciplinary work is cultivated and actively promoted at all Bernstein sites, be it with a variety of degree programs and further education courses, in large-scale research collaborations or in smaller cooperative projects. The scientists can rely on central infrastructural facilities of the network, which support and professionalize this scientific dialogue in terms of expertise and organization.
The Bernstein Network was launched in 2004 through a funding initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It extends all over Germany and has numerous international members all over the world.
The network is open to all scientists working in the field of Computational Neuroscience or related disciplines. The membership application must be supported by two active members and submitted to the Bernstein Coordination Site. More information can be found here.