IBRO - The International Brain Research Organisation
is a union of neuroscience organizations with the aim to promote and
support neuroscience training and collaborative research around the
world. More than 80 international, national and regional scientific
organizations constitute IBRO's Governing Council, which together with
the six IBRO Regional Committees launch the educational programmes that
will reach young neuroscientists in need of support and assistance. In
addition, IBRO has partnerships with like-minded federations of
scientific societies to identify priorities and help bridge gaps in
knowledge, investment and resources in the field of the brain and
related diseases, from development to ageing.
Since 1999, IBRO has run a Neuroscience Schools Programme,
organized by the committees of IBRO’s six Regions, aimed at forming
interactive networks among students and teachers during training courses
in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Western
Europe, and the US and Canada.
An average of 20-25 Schools
are organized annually. As a result, IBRO has over 4000 alumni, who
communicate among themselves and schools faculty via their own website
and Facebook page.
The stated mission of the society is to:
- develop, support, co-ordinate and promote scientific research in all fields concerning the brain;
- promote international collaboration and interchange of scientific information on brain research throughout the world;
- provide for and assist in education and dissemination of information relating to brain research by all available means.
Neuroscience is the official journal of IBRO. It is published as 28 issues a year, by Elsevier Science. Neuroscience: Science of the Brain
is a booklet for older children and the general public. It aims to
describe our current understanding of brain function. Each of the twenty
chapters focuses on a different aspect of the brain and is written by
leading neuroscientists in that field. It is available in over twenty