CBS Co-Creation of Knowledge Project
— Co-Creation Laboratory

Call for proposals: CBS Co-Creation of Knowledge Project
— Co-Creation Laboratory

Aug. 1, 2023

RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) will launch the “CBS Co-Creation of Knowledge Project” in FY2025 with the aim of establishing and expanding the framework of “Co-Creation” to engage in truly challenging and innovative research together with researchers from various scientific communities. As a part of this project, in fiscal 2023, we launched Co-Creation Laboratory, a window for open collaborative research, and we are now calling for FY 2024 projects.

What is Co-Creation Laboratory?

If you are looking for opportunities for:

  • cutting-edge, challenging and interdisciplinary research in collaboration with CBS
  • collaborative or pilot experiments utilizing CBS’s research results, equipment, and analysis techniques

We promote collaborative research between CBS and researchers in various scientific communities. We will match the needs from researchers outside RIKEN, including young researchers, with the seeds1 from CBS, and adopt challenging research proposals in the form of an open call. In particular, we welcome collaborative research between brain science and other fields2or innovative co-creative research utilizing CBS’s unique experimental equipment, resources, and analysis tools.

1 Examples of the seeds at CBS: 7 Tesla MRI; 3 Tesla MRI; ultra-wide field of view two-photon microscope FASHIO-2PM; TissueCyte; electron microscope; mouse behavioral analysis battery; experimental animal resources; experiment equipment, analysis techniques, databases, and analysis tools originated by CBS; etc. Please refer to the brochure of CBS Research Resources Division (RRD).

2 Examples of collaborative research between brain science and other fields: Brain science and AI, brain science and psychology, brain science and humanities, brain science and human diseases, brain and multi-organ connections, brain science and device development, etc.

Research proposals for FY2023-2025

Contribution of Rehabilitation and Sleep to Functional Recovery in Stroke Patients

Michiyuki Kawakami
Associate Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Keio University School of Medicine


Masako Tamaki
Team Leader
Cognitive Somnology RIKEN Hakubi Research Team, CBS

Analysis of Neural Network Structure Using Large-Scale Neural Activity Recordings by Labeling and Manipulating Individual Neuron Genetic Codes

Takeshi Yagi
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University


Masanori Murayama
Team Leader
Laboratory for Haptic Perception and Cognitive Physiology, CBS