Providing equal access to global neuroscience


IBRO is the Global Federation of Neursocience Societies


Enhancing the quality, diversity, accessibility and impact of neuroscience worldwide


supporting research careers across all areas of neuroscience, through training, travel, fellowships and events

Diversity and inclusion

to reduce the gaps in access to neuroscience research

IBRO Journals

Neuroscience is the flagship journal of IBRO. Established in 1976, it is a hybrid journal that features papers describing the results of original research on any aspect of the scientific study of the nervous system. There are no costs to authors to publish.

IBRO Neuroscience Reports

IBRO Neuroscience Reports is a fully open access journal that considers for publication any article that is methodologically sound, including negative data and replication studies when justified with a scientifically sound rationale.


New calls are published throughout the Year for individuals and organisers, via direct funding or training

Career development

IBRO provides a broad range of funding opportunities to support neuroscience around the world

World congress

The 11th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience
in Granada, Spain 9-13 September 2023

IBRO news

IBRO 2023 Annual Report

IBRO 2023: Connecting the global neuroscience community In this annual report, IBRO connects insights from 2023, acknowledges the continuous efforts of its team members and partners, and celebrates its key moments and collective achievements from the past year,...

Support for Soft Skills Training: Boosting Early-Career Neuroscientists’ Transferable Skills

When considering what makes a good professional, we often focus solely on job-related knowledge and technical abilities. Nevertheless, skills such as communication, creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork are just as crucial in any profession as...

ILAE Epilepsy and EEG Training School

Open | 1 June - 30 June, 2024 | This school aims to train young general practitioners and residents in neurology from African francophone countries in order to build and strengthen their capacity to take in charge the patients living with epilepsy. The activity...

IBRO Schools Support

Open | 1 June - 30 June 2024 | IBRO Schools Support enables the organization of schools on varying themes with emphasis on training those from economically disadvantaged countries.About the Program IBRO Schools Support provides unique opportunities for the mixing of...

How are reward responses regulated in the brain? New research provides an intriguing glimpse of the neural control of this ubiquitous behavior

There is no doubting the way we are drawn towards the good things in life that promise some kind of reward – whether it’s a brand-new car or a delicious cake. Our ‘reward response’ is something we experience every day. Yet while we have known which brain regions are...

IBRO events at the FENS Forum

IBRO looks forward to meeting the neuroscience community at the upcoming FENS Forum 2024, from 25-29 June, in Vienna, Austria. Check out all the activities IBRO has planned for you and save the dates for these exciting events!Meet & greet at IBRO's booth The IBRO...

Join IBRO in Electing New Senior Leadership and Members of the Five Regional Committees!

IBRO has launched a call for its Governing Council to submit proposals of engaged scientists to stand for different positions within IBRO’s leadership during the upcoming elections. This year the Governing Council elects new members of the five Regional Committees...

IBRO Early Career Awards: Addressing Diversity Gaps in Neuroscience Faculty Worldwide

Gaps within the scientific community due to persistent issues such as lack of resources, discrimination, gender roles and stereotypes, continue to hinder the career development of underrepresented groups.Programs like the IBRO Early Career Awards are important tools...

IBRO Journals – Open Access Agreements & Funding Arrangements

IBRO supports the dissemination of neuroscience research globally through the publication of two scientific journals, Neuroscience and IBRO Neuroscience Reports. Elsevier, the publisher of IBRO journals, has reached open access agreements with institutions around the...

Powerful AI tool promises to speed up pain research

Machine learning has the potential to accelerate pain research by transforming the way animal behavioral studies are conducted, a new study has suggested.Animal behavioral studies are a common avenue of pain research, providing insights into pain responses. However,...

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