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The Wellcome Trust has today announced five-year funding for 14 major research centres, including a centre for neuroimaging in Oxford

Neuroimaging is a powerful tool to connect current advances in the measurement of brain circuits and the large-scale datasets being generated by clinical and epidemiological studies. We can provide measurements that are sensitive to cellular phenomena and that can be acquired in living humans, bridging the gap between laboratory neuroscience and human health.

The new Wellcome Trust Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging involves the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB) at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, as well as the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA) at the Department of Psychiatry, and the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Wellcome Centres play a special role in the global research ecosystem. By creating places where researchers can flourish we can catalyse world-leading research and translation, and amplify its influence and impact.
- Dr Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome Trust Director

The Wellcome Centres all aim to advance our understanding of health and disease, and span fundamental and social sciences, clinical research and engineering.

At Wellcome Centres groups of world-class researchers with a joint vision come together to share facilities, collaborate, and benefit from the dynamic research, cultural and training environment.  This special environment allows them to deliver world-leading research and high-impact translation, as well as to actively engage the public with their research.