The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives



What We Do

The Dana Alliance’s mission is to advance public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research and to disseminating information about the brain in an understandable and accessible fashion. Through a breadth of programs, publications, and special events, the Alliance promotes a greater understanding of brain science.

We develop engaging, diverse programs with high visibility to reach broad segments of the population or well-defined target audiences.

We create and organize special events on topics that advance our mission, including Brain Awareness Week.

We work to advance education by training instructors in brain topics, disseminating materials for neuroscience curricula, and participating in outreach efforts for museum exhibits, movies, documentaries, and other projects about the brain.

We conceptualize, develop, and disseminate informative publications about the brain and brain research.

We act as a resource for and gateway to current, accurate information about the brain and brain science for the public, media, educators, seniors, children, and other specialized groups.


In 2013, a timeline commemorating the significant achievements of the Dana Alliance during the past two decades was created for its 20th Anniversary.