The Brain Repair Centre is a research venture whose members share a powerful vision: to discover and develop the means to prevent, repair and even reverse damage to cells and synaptic connections in the brain and spinal cord. In so doing, they aim to provide years of good-quality life to the many thousands of people who suffer from debilitating illnesses and injuries of the nervous system.

The mission of the BRC is to provide programs and services to advance neuroscience discovery, improve neurological clinical care and contribute to the Nova Scotia economy through research, innovation and world-wide partnerships.

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Brain Repair Centre was founded by scientists and clinicians affiliated with Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Health Authority, and the IWK Health Centre. Together, these researchers are tackling an array of pressing clinical and scientific issues that affect people with disorders involving the brain and nervous system. They are developing new agents, technologies, procedures and approaches with potential to save and transform lives, while contributing to Nova Scotia’s economic growth in the life sciences sector.

The Brain Repair Centre supports these collaborative efforts by

  • funding projects that put innovations into the hands of users through commercialization
  • supporting initiatives that transfer research findings into the world of patient care
  • supporting scientists and clinician researchers to launch promising new investigations
  • creating a forum for sharing discoveries and ideas
  • encouraging the formation of interdisciplinary teams
  • bringing in experts from other centres to share their perspectives and stimulate new ideas and ways of approaching problems.

Please note: The Brain Repair Centre itself is not currently running or involved in any clinical trials.

Learn about the history of the Brain Repair Centre


Dalhousie University Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Labour and Advanced Education
IWK Health Centre Capital Health QEII Health Science Centre Foundation
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