ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion

EFNA endorses the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion

EFNA is proud to endorse the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion. This Declaration aims to raise awareness of challenges faced by underrepresented groups in science and academia and to provide a concrete set of actions that individuals and institutions can commit to in order to make their organisations and research communities at large more inclusive. It was modelled on the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and includes collective feedback from several concerned organisations. The ALBA Declaration focuses specifically on overcoming two specific barriers to equity: implicit biases and workplace cultures.

EFNA and more than 100 major scientific organisations from across the globe such as The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), University College London (UCL), the European Brain Council (EBC), the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE), BlackinNeuro, several Max Planck Institutes, the EPFL Brain Mind Institute, the Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University, and the Champalimaud Foundation, have already endorsed the ALBA Declaration. Institutions and individuals from around the world are encouraged to indicate their support by signing the Declaration.

• ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion
• Sign the Declaration here:
• Full ALBA Network press release


About the ALBA Network

The ALBA Network was founded in 2018 by a group of international scientists to promote equity and diversity in brain sciences. It is led by the ALBA team composed of international brain scientists involved in research, education, communication and advocacy. The Network is hosted by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), which is a founding member along with the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). ALBA is also supported by The Brain Prize (Lundbeck Foundation).

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