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CUBRIC ll (Cardiff University Brain Research & Imaging Centre ll)

Project description

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) is set to become one of Europe’s top facilities for brain imaging. The new £44 million CUBRIC opened on 7th March 2016 and brings together world-leading expertise in brain mapping with the very latest in brain imaging and brain stimulation. The centre plays a pivotal role in the global endeavour to better understand the causes of neurological and psychiatric conditions such as dementia, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis, so as to yield vital clues for the development of better treatments.

In June 2015, the CUBRIC project was awarded £4,578,474 from the European Regional Development Fund, through the Welsh Government, towards the construction of the building. The funds seek to support growth in the Welsh economy and help attract further investment to position Wales as a global leader in ground breaking research and innovation.

Delivery model

A CUBRIC Steering Group was established to oversee and manage the delivery of the new CUBRIC, chaired by Pro Vice Chancellor College for the Biomedical Life Science.

Post-construction, responsibility for achievement of ERDF-related outputs and targets will lie with the CUBRIC Directorate, supported by the CUBRIC Centre Manager.

Geographical coverage

The project will benefit the Cardiff area.

Specific targets

Output Indicators

  • Amount of research funding secured – £29 million
  • No. improved research infrastructure facilities – 1
  • No. researchers in improved research infrastructure facilities – 61
  • No. new researchers in supported entities – 29

Contact details

Name: Clare Anderson
Email: Andersonc9@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone: 029 2087 6912
Address: CUBRIC, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ
Website: Website

Progress

Progress to end June 2017

Building has been completed and is now occupied.