The ALBA Network

Founded in 2018 by a group of  leading scientists, the ALBA Network aims to foster equity and diversity in brain science.

Despite growing interest in diversity-related issues, inequities exist and persist: talented scientists are excluded from opportunities in brain research due to their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion- or culture, that bear no relationship to their potential to succeed.

ALBA believes that diversity is a fundamental component of excellence, and that access to education, training, resources, mentoring and work should be based on an individual’s potential.

The goals of the network are to

  • Share best practices to counteract bias
  • Recognise outstanding contributions to science and diversity
  • Provide networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Support career development of  members of underrepresented groups.

The Network is supported by FENS, IBRO, SfN and sponsored by The Brain Prize. The ALBA Network is administered by FENS.

Find out how you can get involved on the ALBA Network website.

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