About IBRO

The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) is the global association of neuroscience societies established in 1961 that aims to promote and support neuroscience around the world through training, education, research, outreach and engagement activities, and the publication of two journals, Neuroscience and IBRO Neuroscience Reports.

More than 90 international, regional and national scientific members constitute IBRO’s Governing Council which, together with the IBRO Executive Committee and five Regional Committees, address the needs and advance the work of individual scientists and research communities everywhere. In addition, IBRO has partnerships with like-minded scientific organizations to identify priorities and help bridge gaps in knowledge, investment and resources in the field of brain research.


IBRO Mission:

  • Promote and coordinate research in all areas related to the brain and the nervous system
  • Promote international collaboration and exchange of scientific knowledge worldwide, and provide for and assist scientists in the development of their professional careers
  • Support and engage in the dissemination of information relating to brain research


I have had a unique opportunity to appreciate how effective IBRO is as a really worldwide organization in neuroscience, highly flexible and with minimal bureaucracy. Relying on human power, creativity and generosity, IBRO does not represent any national strategy or policy, and truly gathers all of them. Despite fantastic progress and technological and scientific achievements in brain research, the global village of neuroscience is still far from being global. Lots of work is needed.

Marina Bentivoglio, IBRO Secretary General (2007-2009)


Strategic plan (2020-2025)

Within a five-year horizon, the strategic plan of IBRO defines the overall direction of the organization, identifying short and medium range objectives within the main operational pillars for the period 2020-2025.

IBRO Strategic Plan 

Statutes & Regulations


Regulations (approved by the IBRO Governing Council in November 2022)