Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is this meeting for me?
Answer: Meeting attendees include federally-funded BRAIN Initiative® investigators and their trainees, additional investigators and trainees working on BRAIN-related projects that might not receive federal funds, federal staff from agencies contributing to the Initiative, non-federal organizations contributing to the Initiative, staffers and members of Congress, the media and members of the press, investigators/officials/organizations from outside of the United States who are invested in BRAIN-related research, and members of the public.


Question: Are trainees or members of the lab aside from investigator(s) named on the grant allowed to attend?
Answer: Yes! Trainees and other lab members supporting BRAIN-related research are encouraged to attend. There is no limit on the number of trainees (or other members) per lab who may attend the event.


Question: Is this meeting open to the public?
Answer: Yes, this meeting is open.


Question: What if I want to change/modify my registration?
Answer:

To modify your registration, you will need to locate your confirmation number provided in the email you received shortly after you registered. Please search through all of your email boxes, including junk mail for a confirmation notice from the NINDS Events team (kberry@infinityconferences.com) with the subject line “Registration Confirmed – 6th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting”.

Once you have located this information, return to the event website. On the Home page, you will find a link entitled “Already Registered?”. You will be prompted for the email address you would have used to register and a confirmation number. This will bring you to the beginning of your registration. Simply follow the prompts to make the changes/modifications you would like. 



Question: I registered for the meeting but will not be able to attend. How can I cancel my registration?
Answer: Please submit an official request to cancel your registration by sending an email to kberry@infinityconferences.com. This email should include your full name, confirmation number (if possible), and have a subject line that reads, “Brain Initiative Registration Cancellation”.


Question: I think I registered for the event, but I am not sure how I confirm my registration?
Answer: To confirm your registration, first look through all of your email boxes, including junk mail, for a confirmation notice from the NINDS Events team (kberry@infinityconferences.comwith the subject line “Registration Confirmed – 6th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting”.

If you are unsuccessful in locating the original email confirmation, return to the event website. On the Home page you will find a link entitled “Already Registered?”. After clicking this link, you will be prompted for the email address you used to register and a confirmation number. Below this prompt, you will find a link to have your confirmation number emailed to you. Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder. However, if you receive an error message, it means that the email address you are providing is not in our system and you will need to either start and complete the registration process, or you may test another email address.



Question: Is there a registration fee for this meeting?
Answer:

No, meeting registration is complimentary. 



Question: Are abstracts supposed to cover one BRAIN grant or one project on those grants?
Answer: Each federally- and privately-funded BRAIN project team is expected to submit an abstract. Please coordinate with your lab and/or research team to ensure duplicate abstracts are not submitted. If you are participating in a large, multi-component/sub-project/site effort, multiple abstracts that address the different facets of your project may be submitted.


Question: I am a PI on a BRAIN team grant, do we submit one abstract for the whole grant? Or should I submit an abstract for my piece of project?
Answer: Each federally- and privately-funded BRAIN project team is expected to submit an abstract. Please coordinate with your lab and/or research team to ensure duplicate abstracts are not submitted. If you are participating in a large, multi-component/sub-project/site effort, multiple abstracts that address the different facets of your project may be submitted.


Question: I am a PI with multiple BRAIN grants, do I submit one abstract for each grant?
Answer: Investigators who have multiple federally- and/or privately-funded BRAIN Initiative projects should prepare at least one, separate abstract for each project.


Question: I need to make some changes in my symposium proposal that was submitted for the meeting – how do I handle this?
Answer:

To edit your abstract or any associated information, please log in to the submission website using the email address and password that you created when you initiated submission.



Question: I need to make some changes in my abstract that was submitted for the meeting – how do I handle this?
Answer: To edit your abstract or any associated information, please log in to the submission website using the email address and password that you created when you initiated submission.

Abstract Submission with consideration for Research Highlight Talk may be edited until
11:59 PM (EST) March 6, 2020.

Abstract Submission with consideration for Trainee Travel Award may be edited until
11:59 PM (EST) March 6, 2020.

General abstract submissions may be edited until
11:59 PM (EST) May 2, 2020.



Question: Will abstracts be made available?
Answer: Yes. All abstracts submitted by 11:59 PM, May 2, 2020, will be included in a digital abstract booklet. This booklet will be made public and available on-line to all meeting attendees.


Question: How do I access the Virtual Event?
Answer:

The Virtual Event may be on May 27, 2020. Remember to log in with the same email that you used to register, using your registration confirmation number as your password.

If you have already registered for the BRAIN meeting, you do not need to register again on the Virtual Event site.

Log in to the Virtual Event here.



Question: What is the Virtual Event URL?
Answer:

The Virtual Event may be accessed at https://www.labroots.com/ms/virtual-event/2020-6th-annual-brain-initiative-investigators-virtual-meeting.

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