QBI researchers network on a regular basis with research groups and colleagues from around the world, sharing ideas, working on joint research projects, sourcing competitive funding, reviewing publications, organising seminars, workshops and conferences and presenting talks and lectures, amongst other activities.

Research is a global activity and collaboration is vital in order to collectively address the many universal health issues. The Institute has a number of close ties with many schools, departments and institutes within The University of Queensland. It also has a number of formal collaborative agreements in place, both nationally and internationally. These Memoranda of Understanding are with the following partners:

QBI has also opened three joint research laboratories with colleagues in China:

Collaborations section

Joint Laboratory of Neuroscience and Cognition (opened in 2010)
This research facility is with the Institute of Biophysics (IBP), a Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute, in Beijing, and is the first joint neuroscience laboratory between Australia and China.
Joint Sino-Australian Laboratory of Brainnetome (opened in 2013)
This research facility is a joint initiative with the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Automation (CASIA), in Beijing, and uses advanced neuroimaging techniques and computational analysis to understand brain behaviour.
Joint Sino-Australian Neurogenetics Laboratory (opened in 2011)
The Queensland Brain Institute and The University of Queensland’s Diamantina Institute have strengthened their research ties with China by opening a joint laboratory with the Shanghai Changzheng Hospital of the Second Military Medical University.