IBRO is focusing on optimizing the core activities to broaden our horizons and help more people within the neuroscience field to benefit from our support. To do so, we continued our last year’s NextInNeuro Webinar Series activity and worked on grant restructuring.
Therefore, IBRO has updated the grant structure that now facilitates and simplifies the application process, making it more efficient and enabling clearer dissemination of information across regions. This means that previous funding programs which were similar across IBRO regions are now centralised under broader program headings (e.g. IBRO Travel Grants, IBRO Exchange Fellowships).
The latest Young IBRO NextInNeuroWebinar took place on 23 February and was presented by Prof. Tomasz Nowakowski about Establishing tools to study the emergence of cellular diversity in the human brain.
Another activity that kept our social media follower’s attention and increased our engagement and our visibility in the social media landscape, was the Neuroscience cover competition. Up to 600 followers voted for their favorite cover. The competition closed recently with an outstanding number of 10.312 impressions on Twitter only.
IBRO’s plans for 2022 include attendance to important events in person and the elaboration of a new neuroscience webinar format series, together with creating a fresh strategic communications plan to better serve our mission and objectives for this year.
On our main agenda are exhibition and attendance at the FENS Forum in Paris, where we’ll be holding an Executive Committee meeting during the event. In addition to this, we will also attend the SfN Annual Meeting in San Diego, where we will continue the planning for the IBRO World Congress in Spain, set for 2023.
IBRO also plans on setting the format for a new neuroscience webinar series that will address neuroscience career opportunities topics. With this new format we aim to offer early scientists and neuroscience enthusiasts a glimpse on what it is like to succeed in this field and inspire others to embark on their neuroscience journey. In addition to this, the next issue of our open access journal IBRO Neuroscience Reports will be released in June 2022.
Diversity in terms of geographical representation is also of high importance to ensure balanced representation within IBRO’s Regional Committees. The upcoming online voting for IBRO Regional Committee elections is scheduled for the first half of August 2022.