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Members of subscribing organisations

Members of the supporting organisations listed here have access as a benefit of membership of their society or course. If you do not know your login details, use the password reset function and enter your usual email address. If this fails please contact your society administrator or admin@ebrain.net.
Many organisations arrange access to ebrain as a 'benefit of membership' of the organisation, this:
  • Increases your membership
  • Makes it easier to justify your subscription rates
  • Allows you to build a page on your website with links to ebrain
  • Facilitates contribution to ebrain to ensure it delivers what you need
  • Helps establish your organisation as part of the Neuroscience community

Individual subscriptions

If eligible, it may be cheaper to join one of the subscribing organisations listed here. Alternatively, individual ebrain subscription may be purchased below. If you are looking for a qualification, University College London run an MSc using the ebrain content. 

HINARI is the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative. The country lists are based on three factors: Gross National Income (GNI; World Bank figures), United Nations Least Developed Country List, and Human Development Index (HDI). More information and the country list may be found here. The World Bank country classifications may be found  here.

If you need assistance, please email admin@ebrain.net.

  • Individual working in a high income country: 100 euros
  • Individual working in a HINARI, low income, group countries or countries classified as upper middle income by the World Bank: 50 euros

  • Individual working in a HINARI, group A countries or countries classified as low and low middle income by the World Bank: Free: Contact us for more information.


    The Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group

    NANSIG is the UK's Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group for medical students and junior doctors that have not yet entered specialist training programmes. Undergraduate medical students who are also members of NANSIG may get access to ebrain for £10 per annum. Please email admin@ebrain.net with proof that you are a medical student and confirming in writing that you are a member of NANSIG. This offer is not available to junior doctors whether members of NANSIG or not. Junior doctors are advised to join the relevant UK specialty association or buy individual membership of ebrain.

    £10

    Commercial or educational organisations

    We are happy to discuss providing access to part or all of ebrain.  Contact us.

    Neurology Formative Exam

    Now in its sixth year, the ABN, in association with ebrain, have developed the 2021 set of formative test questions.

  • This exercise is strictly for self-assessment: your scores will not be available to anyone except yourself.
  • You can do some of the test questions then come back later, there is no time limit, and retakes are allowed. You will receive your score immediately on completion, and feedback and correct answers will appear as you go through the questions. On completion, you will be able to produce a certificate of participation and claim 2 CPD points.
  • An analysis of all the first attempt scores will be published after the questions close, which will allow you to assess where you are in relation to peers.
  • You will be asked to submit one question that can be used in subsequent years.
  • Everybody with an ebrain account has access to this formative set of test questions.  You may also wish to look at the last three years questions, which are still available.  

    Not an ebrain member - can I buy access?

    You may buy access to the neurology test questions for 20 Euros, using the button below, which will give access until 30 June 2021. Alternatively please consider joining one of the supporting organisations or buying a  full subscription.

    Neurosurgery Formative Exam

    The neurosurgical formative assessment will be available from 8 am on 7 June 2021 until midnight on 14 June 2021

    The annual formative neurosurgery questions are now in their eighth year and are taken by nearly all UK neurosurgical trainees and a growing number of European trainees. There are 100 questions pitched at the level of the specialist part III examination.

    This exercise is strictly for self-assessment, your scores will not be available to anyone except yourself.

    You may start anytime from 8am on 7 June 2021 to midnight on 14 June 2021. You will have three hours to complete the test.  Retakes are not allowed.

    On submission you will get your score immediately. Feedback and correct answers will be available after 14 June. An analysis of the scores will be published, allowing you to assess where you are in relation to peers.

    The test is free to everybody with an ebrain account. You are asked to submit one question that can be used in subsequent years. Also on completion you will be able to produce a certificate of participation and CPD points can be claimed if required.

    Access: Everybody with an ebrain account has access to this formative self assessment.

    Can I buy access? You may buy access to the neurosurgery test questions for 20 Euros which will give access until 14 June using the button below.  Alternatively please consider joining one of the subscribing organisations such as the SBNS or buying a full subscription to ebrain.

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