The journal club is organised on a rotational basis by one of the departments at the Center for Brain research or a guest institution (exceptional). It is held in 4 blocks in the evening in the Center for Brain Research. The students present selected papers and in most cases one patent concerning the respective fields. This allows the students to get a detailed knowledge on different topics in neuroscience.
Different departments are free to modify to the format of the journal club within reason. For example the department of Neuroimmunology once selected pairs of excellent published papers that demonstrate the total opposite results to each other.