The Global Scientific Community Needs to Promote Diversity in Research Together

22 July 2021. Five members of the ALBA Network Steering Committee introduce the ALBA network to the global community and emphasise the importance of coordinated international efforts to effectively promoting diversity in science. Read more

Journal Articles

“Diversity matters series”—The ALBA network

29 May 2021. ALBA Network gets featured in the “Diversity Matters Series” of the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN), focused on highlighting the efforts of organisations in the neurosciences committed to DEI, both bottom-up grassroots movements as well as top-down efforts from organisations. Read more

COVID-19, stress, and inequities in (neuro)science

3 November 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed major challenges for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in research and academia. Chairs of the ALBA Network reflect on how the pandemic has exacerbated, and also shone a spotlight on, inequalities in science and society. Read more

Addressing the opportunity gap in the Latin American neuroscience community

16 August 2022. Neuroscientists in Latin America face unique challenges tied to their cultural and socioeconomic identity that reduce the impact of their scientific contributions. This commentary reflects on steps to improve their global inclusion, visibility and success. Read more

Strategies and a checklist for increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in your journal

2 August 2023. This editorial stems from a panel discussion co-organised at the FENS Forum 2022 by the ALBA Network and editors from EJN and Wiley. Authors discuss strategies to improve diversity at various stages of the publishing process for authors, editors, reviewers & readers and provide a ‘self-administered checklist’ to guide journals in thinking about how they can implement these strategies. Read more

Calls to Action

22 September 2020. Open letter to Nature Communications on article detrimental to women in science. Read more

6 November 2023. Open letter to UKRI Chief Executive on recent decisions impacting EDI. Read more