b'1 TCIN overviewTCIN is a Trinity Research Institute with 45 academicand clinician scientist PIs and their research groupsand a complement of approximately 200 researchersfrom a wide range of disciplines includingPsychology, Psychiatry, Physiology, Pharmacology,Medicine, Biochemistry, Engineering, and Genetics,among others. These diverse disciplinary originscontribute to its core activities: promoting andsupporting interdisciplinary basic and translationalresearch, as well as teaching, public engagement andnational leadership in Neuroscience.The administrative and scientific hub of TCIN is basedin the Lloyd Building on the Trinity College Campus.The Lloyd Building houses several TCIN-managedadvanced research technologies, including two high-field human and small animal Magnetic ResonanceImaging (MRI) systems. TCIN PIs address questionspertaining to all levels of brain function, from themost basic molecular processes to complex cognitivesystems and, in so doing, pioneer and applymolecular, cellular, biological, biochemical,behavioural, physiological and genetic technologiesto study both human and model organisms. TCINdedicated researchers.Research in TCIN is based on individual endeavor anda culture of self-development is encouraged. PIsproactively apply for research funding and TCINworks with them to this end. In addition, there aresubstantive collaborative initiatives that take time toestablish and flourish. Lunchtime research seminarsare organised regularly where PIs and their studentsand postdocs present their latest research and shareinsights leading to interactive discussion. In additionTCIN hosts an annual PI forum and away day in theAutumn, the purpose of which are to fostercollegiality, help stimulate and build strategicresearch collaborations, remove barriers to researchand raise awareness of ways to generate funding andresources required to carry out research.3'