The center is conceived to enhance existing collaborations within a flexible administrative structure. 

BRAMS Researcher Assembly meets once a year, generally at BRAMS Annual Scientific day.

BRAMS Executive Committee is responsible for defining the general orientations, policies and regulations of the laboratory, for nominating BRAMS members, and for managing funds and approving the purchase and use of joint equipment. Executive committee members are elected by the Researcher assembly for a term of three years.

Currently, BRAMS Executive committee members (2010-2013) are:

  • BRAMS co-directors: Isabelle Peretz and Robert Zatorre
  • Marcelo Wanderley, McGill University
  • Marc Schoenwiesner, Université de Montréal
  • Pierre Jolicoeur, Université de Montréal
  • Vince Gracco, McGill University (observer)

Executive committee members (2007-2010):

  • BRAMS co-directors: Isabelle Peretz and Robert Zatorre
  • Caroline Palmer, McGill University
  • Sylvie Hébert, Université de Montréal
  • Douglas Eck, Université de Montréal
  • Stephen McAdams, McGill University (observer)

How to become a BRAMS member (full or associate membership)?

A University Professor from a Canadian or International institution who wants to join BRAMS as a full or an associate member should forward his/her Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter specifying his/her research interests, by email, to BRAMS co-directors, Isabelle Peretz and Robert Zatorre – or to the following email address: All requests will be evaluated by BRAMS Executive Committee.

For members of the CRBLM strategic cluster, the procedure has been simplified. They simply have to request membership in writing (via email, including a short cover letter) to automatically be granted Associate Membership. They are then entitled to use all BRAMS resources as any other Associate member.

All full and associate members, as well as their trainees, have full access to BRAMS’s resources. To use a testing room or any type of equipment, booking is however mandatory. All BRAMS members, postdoctoral fellows and students are also to abide by BRAMS regulations.