BRAINetwork was the brainchild of the vice-chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Tan Sri Professor Dzulkifli Abdul Razak
The Brain Science research cluster [BRAINetwork] is an innovative, transdisciplinary initiative, which encourages and supports an integrated research network focused on all aspects of the nervous system structure, function, and development.
This cluster promotes integrative approaches to brain science research ranging from fundamental mechanisms of neuronal function at the molecular level to clinical research in higher brain functions as well as the humanities and education. Activities of this cluster will be focused towards integrating fundamental, developmental and clinical research as well as generating and promoting awareness of brain research. It aims to promote collaborative, transdisciplinary brain science research by serving as an organizational catalyst for research projects funded by a variety of public and private agencies and foundations. Central to the concept of this cluster is the development of new knowledge and tools for the understanding of the complexities of the human brain and because of its commitment towards research and towards generating a substantial body of knowledge and awareness in the brain sciences, this cluster will be known as : BRAINetwork: an acronym for Brain Research And Information Network.