ALBA Declaration
on Equity and Inclusion

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502 Individuals
213
Organizations
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Members of underrepresented groups face persistent barriers to equitable representation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), particularly at advanced stages. Although the historical basis for and manifestations of underrepresentation vary by group, discipline, and region, there are striking commonalities in the end result – an apparent ‘leaky pipeline’ that drains the talent pool. The cost of this loss of talent is high – for individuals, for research, and for society as a whole.

ALBA is a network of brain scientists committed to fostering fair & diverse scientific communities. We have drafted this document as a resource for concrete, positive, evidence-based actions that individuals and organizations at any level can take to promote equity & inclusivity. We focus specifically on two contributing factors to perpetual underrepresentation in STEM: implicit bias & workplace culture. We believe that adopting the actions below will benefit all members of the research community and the scientific enterprise itself.

We recognize that there are many individuals & organizations who share these goals. We invite you to indicate your support by signing this Declaration.

  • We are all biased. What can we do?

    Commit to recognizing & counteracting bias

    • Establish a working group that includes key stakeholders & members of leadership
    • Have a policy. Adopt a written Equity, Diversity & Inclusion policy. Share it widely
    • Set concrete goals & identify relevant actions
    • Be data-driven. Continuously collect data to monitor progress & test solutions
    • Raise awareness. Provide unconscious bias training
       

    Allyship & advocacy

    • Amplify the voices of minoritized colleagues in both formal and informal settings
    • Nominate individuals from diverse backgrounds for prestigious events, awards, & recognition
       

    Selection, hiring, and assessment

    • Proactively solicit applications from underrepresented groups
    • Ensure balanced committee representation to minimize biased gatekeeping
    • Use consistent, well-defined evaluation criteria
    • Learn to identify and avoid biased language, for example in letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, etc.
    • Consider double-blind reviewing or separate streaming of applications to strive for equitable success rates
  • An inclusive workplace culture is a healthy environment for all

    Establish a positive workplace environment

    • Adopt and enforce a code of conduct
    • Follow the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity
    • Endorse the DORA Declaration on Research Assessment
    • Provide onboarding/orientation for new employees to navigate organizational & local cultural norms
    • Establish a mentoring system
       

    Promote healthy work-life balance

    • Schedule all events during appropriate working hours
    • Allow for flexible hours and teleworking where possible
       

    Establish transparent career structures

    • Implement clear advancement criteria
    • Ensure equal pay for equivalent positions
    • Ensure equitable service loads for teaching, advising, and committees
    • Explicitly recognize service contributions
    • Consider broadening career paths to provide opportunities beyond PI role
    • Facilitate access to child/family care (through onsite facilities and/or subsidization where possible)

Signatures

Organizations (
213
)

500womenscientists, International

Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai, United States

Alzheimer's Research UK, United Kingdom

American Institute of Biological Sciences - Scientific peer Advisory & Revien Services (AIBS-SPARS), United States

Australasian Neuroscience Society, Australia

Bangor Imaging Unit, United Kingdom

BarcelonaBeta Brain Research Center, Spain

Basic Neurosciences - Neurosciences fondamentales - UNIGE, Switzerland

Bath Spa University, United Kingdom

Belgian Brain Council, Belgium

Belgian Society for Neuroscience, Belgium

Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience, Germany

BeWiSe Belgian Women in Science, Belgium

Black British Professionals in STEM (BBSTEM), United Kingdom

Blckb Applied Neuroscience, Europe

Bordeaux Neurocampus - Université de Bordeaux, France

Brain Center - UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

Brain Cognition Behaviour (BCB-NL), Netherlands

Brain Research Society of Finland (BRSF), Finland

BrainsCAN, Canada

British Neuroscience Association, United Kingdom

Cajal Institute, Spain

Cambridge Neuroscience, United Kingdom

Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN-ACN), Canada

Center for Learning and Memory - The University of Texas at Austin, United States

Center of Excellence in Neurobiology of Addiction, Pain and Emotion (NAPE) of the University of Washington, United States

Central European Institute of Technology at Masaryk University (CEITEC MU), Czech Republic

CERVO Brain Research Centre, Laval, Canada

Chilean Society for Neuroscience, Chile

CNC-Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Portugal

CNS-NYU Center for Neural Science, United States

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), United States

Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1089 on Synaptic Micronetwoks in Health and Disease, International

COLNE, Colombia

Cosyne, United States

Czech Neuroscience Society, Czech Republic

Department of Neurology - Massachusetts General Hospital, United States

Department of Neuroscience - Yale School of Medicine, United States

Department of Neurosciences - KU Leuven, Belgium

Developmental Neurobiology - King's College London, United Kingdom

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Netherlands

Duke Neurobiology, United States

Dutch Neurofederation, Netherlands

EAN – European Academy of Neurology, Europe

Edinburgh Neuroscience - The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), Israel

EJN European Journal Neuroscience, Europe

EMEAC-IFCN - Europe, Middle East and Africa Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, International

Ernest J. Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, United States

Ernst Struengmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience, Germany

ETH Zurich Institute for Neuroscience, Switzerland

EU-LIFE, Europe

European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS), Europe

European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS), Europe

European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS), Europe

European Chapter - International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (EC-IFCN), Europe

European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), Europe

European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA), Europe

European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS), Europe

European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), Europe

European Society for Neurochemistry (ESN), Europe

Federación Latinoamericana de Neurociencias y el Caribe (FALAN), International

Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS), International

Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS), Europe

FORTH Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (IMBB), Greece

GAMIAN-Europe, Europe

GDR Mémoire, France

Georgian Neuroscience Association, Georgia

German Neuroscience Society (GNS), Germany

Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences (GIN), France

Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives (HBHL), McGill University, Canada

Heidelberg Pain Consortium, Germany

Hellenic Society for Neuroscience (HSfN), Greece

HiLIFE - Neuroscience Center - University of Helsinki, Finland

Hotchkiss Brain Institute - University of Calgary, Canada

IBRO-SIMONS Computational Neuroscience Imbizo, Africa

Icelandic Society for Neuroscience, Iceland

Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN), India

Institut de neurobiologie de la méditerranée (INMED), France

Institut de Neurociències UB, Spain

Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d’Aquitaine (INCIA), France

Institut du Cerveau – Paris Brain Institute, France

Institut du Fer à Moulin (IFM), France

Institute for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (IINS), France

Institute for Neurosciences, cognitive sciences, neurology and psychiatry (INSERM), France

Institute of Neuroscience of the National Research Council, Italy

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience - King's College London, United Kingdom

Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM), Portugal

Instituto de Neurobiología (UNAM), Mexico

Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Spain

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (Yale INP), United States

International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS), International

International Parkinson Disease Genomic Consortium Africa (IPDGC- Africa), Africa

International Regulatory Peptide Society (IRPS), International

International Society for Neuroethology, International

International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS), International

Iranian Neuroscience Society, Iran

IST Austria, Austria

Italian Group for the Study of NeuroMorphology (G.I.S.N.), Italy

Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS), Italy

ITMO NNP - Multi-Organization Thematic Insitute for Neurosciences, Cognitive sciences, Neurology and Psychiatry, France

Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, United States

Kavli Institute for Neuroscience - Yale School of Medicine, United States

Kenya Society of Neuroscientists (KSN), Kenya

Korea Brain Research Insitute (KBRI), South Korea

LBI - KU Leuven Brain Institute, Belgium

Leibniz-Institut für Resilienzforschung (LIR) gGmbH, Germany

Lille Neurosciences & Cognition (LilNCog), France

Malaysian Society of Neurosciences (MSN), Malaysia

Malian Society of Neuroscience, Mali

Malta Neuroscience Network (MNN), Malta

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, United States

Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany

Michigan Neuroscience Institute, The University of Michigan, United States

Middle East/North Africa Sub-regional Committee (IBRO-MENA), International

MindCORE at the University of Pennsylvania, United States

MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, King's College London, United Kingdom

National Neuroscience Society of Romania, Romania

NCCR-Synapsy, Netherlands

Neurocentre Magendie, France

Neurolab NL, Netherlands

Neuromatch, International

Neuromatch Academy, International

Neuromatch Conference, International

Neuroscience and Behavior (NSB) Graduate Program - University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States

Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, Canada

Neuroscience Department - Carleton University, Canada

Neuroscience Graduate Group (NGG) at the University of Pennsylvania, United States

Neuroscience Institute - The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO), Italy

Neuroscience Ireland, Ireland

Neuroscience Society of Nigeria, Nigeria

Neuroscience Society of Turkey (tübas), Turkey

Neurosciences - GIGA - ULiège, Belgium

NeuroTech-NL, Netherlands

Norwegian Neuroscience Society - NTNU, Norway

NutriNeuro, France

NVP Dutch Society for Brain and Cognition, Netherlands

NYU Langone Health’s Neuroscience Institute, United States

Oxford Neuroscience, United Kingdom

Pasqual Maragall Foundation , Spain

Pharmacology Institute - Heidelberg University, Germany

Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT, United States

Polish Neuroscience Society (PTBUN), Poland

Portuguese Society for Neuroscience (SPN), Portugal

Project Encephalon, International

Research Center on Animal Cognition (CRCA), Centre de Biologie Intégrative (CBI) de Toulouse, France

Research Institute Brain and Cognition - University of Groningen, Netherlands

RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS), Japan

Russian Society for Neuroscience, Russia

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, United Kingdom

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States

School of Mind, Brain and Behavior - University of Arizona, United States

School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience (PPN) - University of Bristol, United Kingdom

School of Psychology - Bangor University, United Kingdom

Serbian Neuroscience Society (SNS), Serbia

SickKids Research Institute, Canada

Simply Neuroscience, International

Slovak Society for Neuroscience, Slovakia

Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Neurociencias (SAN), Argentina

Sociedad de Neurociencias del Uruguay (SNU), Uruguay

Société des Neurosciences, France

Society for Neuroscience Ottawa Chapter, Canada

Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, International

Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Switzerland

Spanish Society of Neuroscience (SENC), Spain

Sussex Neuroscience, United Kingdom

Swiss Society for Neuroscience (SSN), Switzerland

The Douglas Research Centre, Canada

The Egyptian Network of Neurodegenerative Diseases (ENND), Egypt

The European University of Brain and Technology (NeurotechEU), Europe

The France cerebellum club, France

The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom

The Friedman Brain Institute, United States

The Helsinki Brain and Mind Network, Finland

The International Society of Neuropathology, International

The Japan Neuroscience Society, Japan

The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, United States

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), Canada

The STEM Village, United Kingdom

The UK Dementia Research Institute, United Kingdom

Trend in Africa, Africa

Trisomy 21 Research Society (T21RS), Netherlands

UCI Brain, United States

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, United Kingdom

UCL Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, United Kingdom

ULB Neuroscience Institute, Belgium

UMONS Research Institute for Health Science and Technology, Belgium

VIB - Flemish Institute for Biotechnology, Belgium

Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging, United Kingdom

WILEY, International

Women in Neuroscience Repository (WiNRepo), International

World Wide Neuro, International

World Women in Neuroscience (WWN), International

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute - Stanford University, United States

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Individuals ( 502 )
Megan Carey - Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Carmen Sandi - EPFL
Monica Di Luca - University of Milano
Francesca Cirulli - Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Laura Andreae - King's College London
Tom Mrsic-Flogel - Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, UCL
Gilles Laurent - MPI for Brain Research
Jehannine Austin - University of British Columbia
Karin Holm - EPFL
Gregory Jefferis - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Patrik Verstreken - VIB KULeuven
Andrew Lin - University of Sheffield
Pavan Ramdya - EPFL
Jakob Macke - University of Tübingen
Simona Lodato - Hunimed University
Tracy Bale - University of Maryland
Diane Lipscombe - Robert J. & Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science, Brown University
Laurence Ris - University of Mons
Elisabeth Binder - Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Zeljka Krsnik - Croatian Institute for Brain Research, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
Mathilde Maughan - The ALBA Network
Alain Chédotal - Institut de la Vision
Jerome Sanes - Brown University
Harm Krugers - University of Amsterdam
Carlos Ribeiro - Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Dora Reglodi - University of Pecs Medical School
Sung-Jin Jeong - Korea Brain Research Institute
Jean-Antoine Girault - Institut du Fer à Moulin, Inserm, Sorbonne University
Eilis Dowd - National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway
Irene Tracey - University of Oxford
Domenico Pellegrini-Giampietro - University of Florence
Barry Everitt - University of Cambridge
Sheena Josselyn - Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto
Patricia Janak - Johns Hopkins University
Ellen A. Lumpkin - UC Berkeley
Srikanth Ramaswamy - EPFL
Anna Beyeler - INSERM - University of Bordeaux
Elaine Del-Bel - Universidade de Sao Paulo-Faculdade de Odontologia de Ribeirao Preto
Jacque Pak Kan Ip - Chinese University of Hong Kong
Claire Martin - CNRS
Lauriane Nallet Khosrofian - The ALBA Network
Jacqueline Womersley - Stellenbosch University
Shannon Farris - Virginia Tech
Joanne Kenney - Trinity College Dublin
Malin Sandström - INCF, Karolinska Institute
Inbal Goshen - Hebrew University
Tristan Bekinschtein - Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge
Tim Vogels - IST, Austria
Maria Charalambous - IEOS-CNR
Stephanie Daumas - Sorbonne University
Amaicha Depino - IFIBYNE, UBA-CONICET
Katja Kornysheva - Bangor University
Corinne Benakis - Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research
John Cryan - University College Cork
Jordan Marrocco - The Rockefeller University
Silvia Cappello - Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Gemma Guillazo-Blanch - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Tatiana Silva - Champalimaud Research
Jibran Khokhar - University of Guelpj
Gianmarco Pallavicini - Univerity of Turin
Denise Cai - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Aideen Sullivan - University College Cork
Toshali Banerjee - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Karl Schaller - European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
Marcelo Febo - University of Florida
Ana Pocivavsek - University of South Carolina
Clara Ferreira - Champalimaud Foundation
Filipe Pinto Teixeira - CBI/CNRS
Alfonso Abizaid - Carleton University
Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar - University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Angelica Torres-Berrio - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Christian Lüscher - Unige
Hannah Zierden - University of Maryland
Nickole Kanyuch - University of Maryland, Baltimore
Paul Katz - Univ Massachusetts Amherst
David Colquhoun - UCL
Tara Spires-Jones - The University of Edinburgh
Marina Martins - University of Sao Paulo
Antonios Stamatakis - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Rachel Lippert - German Institute for Human Nutrition
Martin GIURFA - University Paul Sabatier - Toulouse
Sachiko Koyama - Indiana University
Vittoria Mariano - University of Lausanne
Abha Rajbhandari - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Anne Etgen - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Beliu Garcia Parra - Bellvitge University Hospital
Alicja Puścian - Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS
Annika Nichols - Biozentrum, University of Basel
Tom Smulders - Newcastle University
Alessandro Bartolomucci - University of Minnesota
Vidita Vaidya - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Shabana Khan - Imperial College London
Anna Yotova - Goethe University Frankfurt
Carla Nasca - Rockefeller University
FEKRIJE SELIMI - CNRS
Sarah Pallas - University of Massachusetts
Silvia Monari - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Carol Mason - Columbia University
Lida Zoupi - University of Edinburgh
Aparna Shah - Johns Hopkins University
Elisa Castagnola - university of pittsburgh
Ioannis Zalachoras - EPFL
Violetta La Franca - Moita lab
limei Zhang - UNAM
Amanda Kentner - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Jodi Pawluski - Universitie de Rennes 1
John Carlo Combista - Tel Aviv University
Veronique Miron - The university of Edinburgh
Trevonn Gyle - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Elisabetta Versace - Queen Mary University of London
Adam Hamed - Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
María Rodríguez - Erasmus MC
Jeremy Spool - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Mohab Ali Abdelqawy - Faculty of Pharmacy Zagazig University
Paul Chu Sin Chung - CHUV
Hira Ateeq - Aligarh Muslim University
Kamran Khodakhah - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Alice Luo Clayton - Simons Foundation
Panayiota Poirazi - FORTH
Corinne Houart - King's College London
Rosemary Bagot - McGill University
susan sara - Collège de France
Shelly Flagel - Search...
Aurélie Lattion - EPFL
Sonakshi Gupta - EPFL
Mary Kay Lobo - University of Maryland School of Medicine
Natasha Rajah - The Douglas Research Centre, McGill University
Anupama Sathyamurthy - Indian Institute of Science
Aniko Korosi - University of Amsterdam
Pamela Butler - Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Dawn Taylor - Cleveland Clinic & Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Ana Silva - Universidad de la República
Arnab Barik - Indian Institute of Science
Anne-Marie Mouly - Lyon Neuroscience Research Center
Silvia Zaragoza DOmingo - Neuropsynchro
Richard Nakamura - Nakamura Consulting
Mary Hatten - Rockefeller University
Natalina Salmaso - Carleton U
Maxwell Shafer - Biozentrum, University Of Basel
Laura Colgin - The University of Texas at Austin
Romain Durand-de Cuttoli - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Anna Seelbach - University of Helsinki
Siddhant Pusdekar - University of Minnesota
Uriel Rufen-Blanchette - NYU Langone Neuroscience Institute
Liisa Galea - The University of British Columbia
Cali Calarco - University of Maryland School of Medicine
Suhrid Ghosh - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Sebnem Tuncdemir - Columbia University
Troy Roepke - School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University
Steve Lisberger - Duke University
Megan Fox - University of Maryland School of Medicine
Giancarlo Panzica - University of Torino
Tara LeGates - UMBC
Veronica de la Fuente - Universidad de Buenos Aires / IFIBYNE-UBA-CONICET
Holly Gildea - UC Berkeley
Amirah-Iman Hicks - McGill University
Luis Riquelme - Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Charlis Raineki - Brock University
Yasmin Hurd - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Jacqueline Bracher - Neuroscience Institute, University of Cape Town
François Tronche - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Nadia Chaudhri - Concordia University
Melise Edwards - University of Massachusetts Amherst
Alexander Mathis - EPFL
Brigitta Gundersen - Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Heather Richardson - University of Massachusetts Amherst
Alberto Antonietti - EPFL
Laure Verret - Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier
Julia Sliwa - Paris Brain Institute
Tsuyoshi Miyakawa - Fujita Health University
Amelia Eisch - Univ Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Asaf Keller - University of Maryland School of Medicine
Cristina Legido-Quigley - Steno/King’s College
Fay Harrison - BrainsCAN
J. David Jentsch - Binghamton University
Jimmy Olusakin - University of Maryland
Javier Diaz-Nido - Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Susan Ferguson - University of Washington
Mayank Chugh - Harvard Medical School
Ahana Chakraborty - Salk Institute of Biological Studies
Amartya Pradhan - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Celeste Karch - Washington University in St Louis
Chase Francis - National Institute on Drug Abuse
Muhammad Zulfadli Mehat - Universiti Putra Malaysia
Ed Callaway - The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Varkha Chulani - Lilavati Hospital & self-employed
Teresa Sanchez - Weill Cornell Medicine
Sara Elfarrash - Mansoura University
Milorad Dragic - Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade
Sheeba Vasu - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Malu Tansey - University of Florida
Christina Dalla - Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, NKUA
Safak Er - University of Helsinki
Marta Busnelli - Institute of Neuroscience CNR
Catarina Albergaria - Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Beatrice de Gelder - Maastricht Univerisity
Philippe ISOPE - CNRS, University of Strasbourg
CLAIRE Rampon - CNRS University Toulouse 4 CRCA - CBI
Encarnación Martínez Álvarez - Auditory Cortex
Steven Kushner - Erasmus MC
Muriel Koehl - INSERM
Ankush Chakraborty - Panjab University
Ignacio Torres - Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience
Gürol Atar - ESOGU
Joana Guedes - Institut du Cerveau (ICM)
Stamatina Tzanoulinou - University of Lausanne
Marion Inostroza - University of Tübingen
Foivos Markopoulos - University of Geneva
Flavio Donato - University of Basel
Heather Calvert - MindCORE, University of Pennsylvania
Marc Fuccillo - University of Pennsylvania
ilaria tonazzini - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche- istituto di Nanoscienze
Veronica Szarejko - The Friedman Brain Institute
Gordon Barr - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Ole Kiehn - Department of Neuroscience, UCPH
Suzanne Dickson - University of Gothenburg
Tallie Z Baram - University of california at Irvine
Maria Cordero - Neuropsychobiology, Affective and Cognitive Research Lab Lead, Manchester Metropolitan University
Michael Yassa - University of California, Irvine
Margarita Zachariou - Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics
Kami Koldewyn - Bangor University
Aina Frau-Pascual - Massachussetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Michael Platt - Perelman School of Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania
Mariana Lemos Duarte - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Therese Alich - University of Bonn
Teresa Morales - Instituto de Neurobiología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Yale Cohen - University of Pennsylvania
Katrina Albert - University of Cambridge
Susan Shore - University of Michigan
Frederic Hopf - Indiana University
Armen Saghatelyan - Université Laval
john detre - university of pennsylvania
Lei Zhang - University of Vienna
Edna Matta-Camacho - STEM sin Fronteras
Audrey Seasholtz - University of Michigan
Nixon Abraham - Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune
Christine Fulling - APC Microbiome Ireland
Simona Garobbio - EPFL
Isabel Campos - Champalimaud Foundation
Olaf Hauk - University of Cambridge
Débora Souza - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sull
Juan Alvaro Gallego - Imperial College London
Sara Fenstermacher - New York University
Inés del Cerro - IDIBELL
Claudia Cavadas - University of Coimbra, CNC - Center of Neurosciences da Cell Biology
Natalie Prowse - Carleton University
Teresa Maletta - Carleton University
Darcy Peterka - Columbia University
Raul Andero - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Christa Rhiner - Champalimaud Foundation
Joao Cruz - Champalimaud Foundation
Eva M. Marco López - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Eliška Handlířová - Central European Institute of Technology at Masaryk University (CEITEC MU)
Ayeila Daneshmend - Carleton University
Gareth Rurak - Carleton University
Ashley Thompson - Carleton University
Annemarie Dedek - Carleton University
Sashaina Fanibunda - KHS-MRC and Vaidya Lab-TIFR Alliance
Emily Horsey - Carleton University
Molly Watson - Carleton University
Eugenia Chiappe - Champalimaud Foundation
Marina Charalambous - Cyprus Stroke Association
laura Lopez-Mascaraque - Instituto Cajal-CSIC
Abhay Pandit - CÚRAM, National University of Ireland
Fernando de Castro - Instituto Cajal-CSIC
Sophia Levis - UC Irvine
Mª Angeles Arévalo - Instituto Cajal. CSIC
Luis Miguel Garcia-Segura - Instituto Cajal, CSIC
Ana Luisa Carvalho - University of Coimbra, CNC-Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Carmen Guaza - CSIC
Alberto Ferrus - Institute Cajal CSIC
Flora De Pablo - CSIC
Selma Yagoub - German insitute of human nutrition (DIfE)
Axel Montagne - The University of Edinburgh
Scott Glisson - American Institute of Biological Sciences
Fiona Watt - Professor
María de Ceballos - Cajal Institute, CSIC
Gabriela Fioreze - Champalimaud Research
Johannes Bohacek - ETH Zurich
Jeniffer Sanguino Gómez - University of Amsterdam
Ravi Menon - Western University
Mercè Masana - University of Barcelona
romain goutagny - CNRS
Ipek Yalcin Christmann - UPR3212 INCI CNRS
Anne Giersch - INSERM
Yannick Goumon - CNRS
Federica Lareno Faccini - CNRS, University of Strasbourg
Gardner Wilf - Université de Strasbourg
Alexandre Charlet - CNRS
Nicolas Vitale - CNRS - Université de Strasbourg
margherita caputo - Institute of cellular and integrative neuroscience
Simon McArthur - Queen Mary, University of London
stephane Gasman - CNRS/INCI CNRS UPR 3212
Jordi Alberch - Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona
Valérie Simonneaux - CNRS
Sohee Park - Vanderbilt University
Hilal Lashuel - EPFL
Kia Crittenden-Ward - Signant Health
Jennifer Raymond - Stanford Univerity
Martha I. Davila-Garcia - Howard University
Meagan Milton - Carleton University
Andrew Oates - EPFL
Andreas Demetriades - EANS- European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
Ece Ozelci - EPFL
Doris Pischedda - Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Narges Chinichian - TU Berlin/Charite Berlin/BCCN Berlin
Matt Grubb - King's College London
Elizabeth Bradbury - King's College London
M Estrella Fernandez de Sevilla - Cajal Institute
Philippa Warren - King's College London
Darcy Molnar - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich
Deepthi Mahishi - University of Leipzig
Ana Gonçalves - Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Catarina Ramos - Champalimaud Foundation
Jacek Jaworski - International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
Amy Bernard - Allen Institute
Elba Serrano - New Mexico State University
Vanessa Rodrigues Coelho Leite - Institute of Neuroinformatics UZH and ETHz
Jasmin Gow - BrainsCAN at Western University
Maja Ramljak - Carleton University
Nathan Kindred - Newcastle University
Lietsel Richardson - University of Central Florida
Dendra Hillier - Western University, BrainsCAN
Alexandra Levine - Western University
Gerald Rameau - Morgan State University
Maximiliane Uhlich - University of Fribourg
Giovanna Brancati - ETH Zurich
Anna Feit - Saarland University
Aparna Suvrathan - McGill University, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Ged Ridgway - Oxford Brain Diagnostics
Simone Astori - EPFL
Diogo Matias - Champalimaud Foundation
Lindsay Hyland - Carleton University
Adrien Peyrache - McGill University
Theodora Chalatsi - DNF/UNIL
Abhishek Banerjee - Newcastle University
Aurore Avargues-Weber - Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale (CNRS/Université Toulouse 3)
Antonina Dolgorukova - Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, Valdman Institute of Pharmacology
Lace Riggs - University of Maryland School of Medicine
Rachael Dangarembizi - University of Cape Town
Clémence Bernard - King's College London
Tine Arras - KU Leuven
Bhargavi Murthy - Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Klara Schevenels - University of Leuven
Melek Firat Altay - EPFL
Charlotte Sleurs - KU Leuven
Steven De Vleeschouwer - University Hospitals Leuven
Fiona Francis - Institut du Fer à Moulin, Inserm, Sorbonne University
Jels Hendrickx - KU Leuven
Veronique Daniels - KU Leuven
Bram Cockx - KU Leuven
Hanne Huygelier - KU Leuven
Gabriela Edwards - VIB-CBD / KU Leuven
Bram Vervliet - KU Leuven
Ritchie Williamson - University of Bradford
Amy Milton - University of Cambridge
Jill K - KU Leuven
Stephanie Van der Donck - KU Leuven
Tiffany Tang - KU Leuven
Jasmin Gow - BrainsCAN at Western University
Jolien Schaeverbeke - KU Leuven
Elien Bellon - KU LEUVEN
Anastasia Chalkia - KU Leuven
Marlène BOTELLA - CNRS
Elisabeth Friess - Max-Planck-Insitut of Psychiatriy
Shauna Parkes - CNRS
Michelle Roche - National University of Ireland Galway
Marietta Zille - University of Lübeck
Kalpita Karan - Columbia University
Maria-Trinidad Herrero - University of Murcia
Zerina Kurtovic - Karolinska Institutet
Alice Louail - Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience
Kubra Gulmez Karaca - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior
Ethan Scott - The University of Queensland
FRANCESCO GIROLAMO - UNIVERSITY OF BARI 'ALDO MORO'
mariella errede - Bari University School of Medicine
Laura Amaya Pascasio - Hospital Universitario Torrecárdenas
Amber Ruigrok - University of Cambridge
Ciro De Luca - Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Jessika Urbanavicius - IIBCE
Jaime de la Rocha - IDIBAPS
Zoe Hewitt - Biomedical Science, The University of Sheffield
María E. Castelló - Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable
Fritzie Arce-McShane - University of Chicago
Rainel Sanchez-de la Rosa - Novartis Pharma AG
David Finn - NUI Galway
Tara van Viegen - Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Luc BUEE - Lille Neuroscience & Cognition
Annemarie Olivier - Edenvale Hospital
Paolo Masia - University Of Cagliari
Rosemary Bagot - McGill University
Parwez Ahmad - Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences
Andrew Nelson - Cardiff University
Ana Rita Álvaro - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Lara Franco - CNC
Hannah Goldbach - NIH, Brown University
Louis Kang - RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Melanie Tschiersch - Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi y Sunyer
Deolinda Santinha - University of Coimbra
Svjetlana Kalanj Bognar - Zagreb University School of Medicine, Croatian Institute for Brain Research
Rita Perfeito - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Flavia H. Santos - University College Dublin
Limei Zhang - National Autonomous University of Mexico
Catarina Miranda - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Veronica Murta - CONICET
Simplice KAMBOU - Research Institute in Health Sciences
vittoria petruzzella - university of bari
Annemieke Apergis-Schoute - University of Leicester
Fischetti Francesco - "Aldo Moro" University of Bari
Paul Arnold - Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education
Alexis BRICE - Paris Brain Institute - Institut du Cerveau (ICM)
Rhea Klansek - Blckb Applied Neuroscience
Debora Serrenho - University of Coimbra
Seble Zewdie - University of Geneva
Jan Rodriguez Parkitna - Maj Institute of Pharmacology PAS
Ximena Icaria Salinas Hernández - Institute of Neurophysiology, Neuroscience Center, Goethe University Frankfurt
Silvia Rodriguez-Rozada - Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg
Gürsel Caliskan - Otto-von-Guericke University, Institute of Biology
Carmen Ruiz de Almodovar - Heidelberg University
Daniel TANESSE - European CMT Federation
Johannes Oppermann - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Serena Stanga - University of Turin
Alessandra Berry - National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità), Rome, Italy
Andrew F. Alalade - Royal Preston Hospital
Jaideep Bains - University of Calgary
Lora Sweeney - Institute for Science and Technology (IST) Austria
Carolina Rezaval - University Of Birmingham
Janelle Pakan - Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Katrin Deinhardt - University of Southampton
Julie Duque - Université catholique Louvain
Francesca Peri - University of Zurich
Fritjof Helmchen - University of Zurich
Isabela Santos Valentim - Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute
Laura Fontenas - University of Virginia
Michael Orger - Champalimaud Research
Zafar Bashir - School of Physiology, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Bristol University
Eline Vermeersch - KuLeuven
Stephanie Lissette Proskauer Pena - Charles University.
Laurine Denolf - KULeuven
Malin Sandström - INCF
Nadine Bernhardt - TU Dresden
Janneke Zinkstok - Brain Center UMC Utrecht
Lehmann Sylvain - The Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier (INM)
sophie tronel - Inserm
Tripti Halder - Nirma University
Ozgun Gokce - LMU
Amir Ayali - Tel Aviv University
Jeff Riffell - University of Washington
Melina Hale - Univ. of Chicago
Johanna Montgomery - University of Auckland
Louise Serpell - University of Sussex
Thomas Nowotny - University of Sussex
Anushka Sarkar - PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY
Mikayla Payant - Carleton University
Volko Straub - University of Leicester
Thasneem Musthafa - IISER Pune
Anes Ju - Seoul National University, Medical Research Center
Pike See Cheah - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Seung-Hee Lee - KAIST
Cosmo Kramer - Robert Sacamano Institute
Miho Nakajima - RIKEN
Christy Shao - McGill University
Suryababu Williams - University of Delhi
GARIMA SAINI - NATIONAL FORENSIC SCIENCES UNIVERSITY
Lukas Schmitt - RIKEN CBS
Mikayla Payant - Carleton University
Setsuko Sahara - 4.4A New Hunts House
Rachel Jackson - King's College London
Stephanie De Sante - Carleton University
Andrea Smith - Carleton University
Francesco Papaleo - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Dorothy Tse - Edge Hill University
Eric Nestler - Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Rita Cardoso Figueiredo - Champalimaud Center for the Unknown
Filipa França de Barros - Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Rob Sutherland - University of Lethbridge
Sandrine Thuret - King's College London
Kyriaki Sidiropoulou - University of Crete
Michael Shadlen - Columbia University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Sebnem Tuncdemir - NYSPI/ Columbia University
Anna Antoniou - University Hospital Bonn
Mariam Alwerdani - Mansoura University
Vicky Puig - ICN2-Autonomous University of Barcelona
Filipe Rodrigues - Champalimaud Center for the Unknown
Timothy O'Leary - University of Cambridge
Harmen Krugers - SILS-CNS
Diego Rojas-Rivera - Universidad Mayor
Gael Gonzalez-DeLaLuz - North Brunswick Township High School
Margarita Moreno - Universidad de Almeria
Lauri Elsilä - University of Helsinki
Etienne Audinat - Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle
My Andersson - Lund University
Elena Moro - Grenoble Alpes University
Farhad Huseynov - Bursa Uludag University
Omar Alhady - Slovenian Neuroscience Association
Ana Montero Pedrazuela - Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas de Madrid
Paula Virginia Sarchi - IBCN (UBA-CONICET), Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Grace Pereira - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Anastasia Megalokonomou - NCSR Demokritos
Rebecca Matsas - Hellenic Pasteur Institute
Silvia Poggini - Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Karl Farrow - NERF
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Acknowledgments

We thank Karin Holm, the FENS-Kavli Network, the ALBA team, Black in Neuro, the LGBTQIA+ working group, SfN's D&I subcommittee, FENS and IBRO leadership, and many others for their contributions to this Declaration.

Special thanks to the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for financial support and the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown for design services.

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