CBRU hosts several electroencephalography (EEG) devices, a navigated transcranial magnetic brain stimulation (TMS) device, behavioral testing space and a plethora of devices for collecting data on autonomous nervous system activity and eye movements.
Haartmaninkatu 3, Helsinki
CBRU hosts an analysis room with a range of software for analyzing data obtained from various labs at CoBra. Lab users are offered multiple complete pipelines for data analysis from basic processing to statistics including a wide range of commercial and open-source tools.
Lab users can use the latest Besa tools, including Besa Research for basic processing and advanced source modeling, Besa MRI for individual head models, and Besa Statistics for advanced cluster permutation statistics for the sensor, source, and time-frequency data.
BESA Research - overview
BESA MRI - overview
BESA Statistics - overview
Also, Brain Vision Analyzer is available for EEG signal processing and analysis.
For users affiliated with the University of Helsinki and with experience using the required equipment, the hourly laboratory fee is 20 € per hour for EEG, or combined EEG and eye-tracking/ANS recordings (or a combination of these). Behavioural measurements requiring no equipment are currently free. The fee for a TMS session is 50 € per participant with no time limits. For unaffiliated users and/or inexperienced users, the fees are 59 € per session for EEG or a combination of EEG with eye-tracking/ANS. For behavioural-only measurements, the fee is 15 € per participant, and for TMS 120 € per participant with no time limits. Please contact the CoBra coordinator so that possible costs can be assessed based on the needs of the project.
The fee covers accessories and materials needed in preparation as well as coffee or tea and washing facilities (a shower room, shampoo, and a towel) for the participant. Lab use fees do not include assistance with experiment planning or data analysis, nor do they include data storage. If need be, the laboratory engineer service fee for these steps is 92 € / hour for unaffiliated users (for affiliated users 33 € / hour).
For all new users, introductory sessions on how to operate in the laboratory are mandatory and included in the lab fee. For all new projects, a quality assurance session is mandatory. Please contact the CoBra coordinator for scheduling the sessions.
For any questions, do not hesitate to contact CoBra coordinator Sanna Talola at firstname.lastname@example.org.Laboratory time is allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis and booking the lab(s) is done using an internal booking software.
The BioMag Laboratory at Helsinki University Hospital provides facilities for basic research, functional brain imaging diagnostics, especially on the preoperative assessment of epilepsy patients, and for developing rehabilitation approaches for clinical purposes. Its main facilities include magnetoencephalography (MEG), navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), near-infrared spectroscopic imaging (NIRSI), and magnetocardiography (MCG).
Meilahti Tower Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, 00290 Helsinki.
Outside users should contact Hanna Renvall (email@example.com) for reservation inquiries. After research permission in HUH has been granted, time can be booked using the BioMag reservation system, available for users via the internet.
For research affiliated with the University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Hospital or Aalto University, the BioMag facilities are currently available without direct fees for users. For other organizations or users, please contact Hanna Renvall (hanna.renvall(at)hus.fi).
For starting a research project, a general level description of the BioMag facilities is available on request. For researchers affiliated with UH, HUH, or AU, support in carrying out measurements can be agreed on. For more extensive familiarization or analysis assistance, please contact Hanna Renvall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BABA (BAby Brain Activity) is the first clinical research center in Finland dedicated to studying baby brain activity using a wide range of behavioral and electroencephalography (EEG) methods.
Helsinki University Central Hospital, Children's Castle, Lastenlinnantie 2
Due to the clinical nature of the BABA center, access to the laboratory and its use are always decided on a case by case basis. For access, contact sampsa.vanhatalo(at)helsinki.fi
Due to the range of clinical populations studied in the center, costs can drastically vary between the studies. Once a study plan is finalized, the plan is reviewed by the BABA center personnel, after which fees are determined.
Clinical studies require the responsible researcher to be a qualified medical doctor.