b'Strategic Plan 2020 258 Infrastructure and SustainabilityAmong several major grants won by established TCINPIs, the most impactful for TCIN is Rhodri Cusacksadvanced ERC funded project entitled Foundations ofCognition (FOUNDCOG) that will use innovative infantneuroimaging techniques to map the brainsdevelopment in the critical first year after birth andhence address fundamental questions regarding theemergence of human cognition. This meshes withTCINs successful application for an SFI infrastructureaward for a state of the art 3T human MRI scanner,which now aligns the TCIN MRI facility with the bestbrain imaging centres in the world. This will enhanceTCINs ability to contribute to international consortia TCIN will increase its eorts and support laboratoriesand drive new individual, institutional and who wish to seek green lab status joining a growinginternational human brain imaging programmes.number of laboratories that are making real andimpactful changes towards improved sustainability.An MRI management committee and MRI interestgroups have been established and are chaired by Sustainability development goals of the UnitedRhodri, the purpose of which are to remove Nations represent some of the biggest challengesbottlenecks to scanning, enhance training, develop facing humanity, from ending poverty, dealing with thenew users/expand user base, develop resources and eects of climate change, to ensuring healthy lives,infrastructure. Additional priorities include physical, social and mental well-being includingrefurbishment of the existing animal facility and the prevention and treatment of non-communicableprovision of technical support in priority core areas of diseases such as behavioural, developmental andactivity including MRI analysis. The recent neurological disorders. In addition, the goals set out toappointment of Dr Eric OHanlon to provide a broad develop infrastructure and support economicrange of expertise in technical and clinical aspects of development, aim to transform the world by 2030MRI analysis is a further progressive step. This is an (Envision 2030). Research is being directed towardsintegrative role and Eric is working with clinical and these goals and key themes to inform policy andnon-clinical PIs from a variety of Schools to bridge funders and support evidence-based decision making.possible gaps in expertise and allow novel As much as new scientific breakthroughs energisecollaborations.research, there is also the broader potential forneuroscience to transform the wider world.TCIN commits to the Green Campus Programme, to For example, findings in social neuroscienceobjectives in the Colleges strategic plan and to build a may be used to maximise the potential to createculture of sustainability by engaging with best desired social change at the community level.practices and by educating researchers to become In a similar guise neuroscience and brain educationactive contrbutors to minimise environmental impact may be a useful tool to improve concentration,of laboratory practices. Members of TCIN management creative powers, empathy, academic achievement,participate in the sta sustainability network and have response to trauma and stress management,organised sta sustainability presentations in the relationships and productivity contributinginstitute to raise awareness. Our student society in turn to the countrys stability and growth.Neurosoc are also engaged through the student The future of neuroscience will be defined by how wellsustainability network in College and participate in researchers can work together, how we leveragestudent led activities to help shape decision relating to big data and new technology, devise new ways to trainpractice. Currently this includes encouragement of and disseminate, engage the public and handle thepreferable sustainability behaviours relating to ethical and societal implications of further advances.laboratory energy use (e.g. light, heat, ventilation, cold Taking inspiration from these goals, TCIN will remainstorage), reducing use of disposable resources (plastics open to new research ideas to address societaland paper) and promoting re-use, awareness of proper challenges.recycling and resource consumption, procurement andassessing spend on purchases. A number of recentmeasures have had a sizable impact including theinstallation of drinking water fountains, communalscanner and printer, installation of planters andengagement with estates and facilities on the provisionof parking facilities for bicycle users.6'