The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants, publications, and educational programs.
The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives was officially launched in 1993. Its founding members pledged their commitment to advancing public awareness and education about the progress and promise of brain research, and to disseminating information on the brain in an understandable and accessible manner. It now has over 550 members in the United States and abroad.
European Dana Alliance for the Brain
The European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB) is an organization of more than 280 eminent brain scientists, including six Nobel laureates, from 33 countries. In addition to full members, EDAB comprises term members who are recognized for their Brain Awareness Week (BAW) outreach efforts and current presidents of European Neuroscience societies.
Launched in 1997, and modelled on the US-based Dana Alliance for the Brain Initiatives, EDAB is committed to enhancing the public's understanding of why brain research is so important.
EDAB brings the excitement of scientific progress to the general public and opinion-formers by working in partnership with charities, universities, schools, hospitals, the arts, the media and professional organizations.
Every March, EDAB members coordinate and participate in BAW, during which hundreds of public events in dozens of countries celebrate the progress of brain research.
Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. Activities are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations and include open days at neuroscience labs; exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; social media campaigns; displays at libraries and community centers; classroom workshops; and more.
Mark your calendars for future BAW campaign dates:
March 12-18, 2018
March 11-17, 2019