SCIENCE RESOURCES from the Dana Foundation and other organizations. Are we missing your favorite brain-related science resource? Please let us know at


BrainWeb: Links to validated sites with information about common brain diseases and disorders, including research, treatment options, support for families and caregivers, and more.

Brain Resources for Seniors: Validated sites related to brain health and general information for older adults and caregivers, from external sources and Dana publications.

Brain Connections (US): An online guide with information on more than 275 US organizations providing services on brain-related disorders.

Cerebrum: An online journal of thought-provoking ideas from leading researchers about how brain science is changing our lives. 

Reports on Progress: Reviews by eminent neuroscientists of specific areas of research, including normal function, disease, and new technologies.

Briefing Papers and Primers: Briefing papers take an in-depth look at timely brain-related topics, like TBI and obesity. Primers offer an in-depth look at basic principles in neuroscience.


World Health Organization (WHO): Health information and data and statistics from around the world.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) (US): The primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Each division has a website.

Among the NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers are: 
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)

NIH’s “Health Information”: Resources on consumer health topics from A to Z, including child and teen health, women’s health, men’s health, minority health, seniors’ health, and wellness and lifestyle.

American Academy of Neurology (AAN): Free resources from AAN, the world’s largest professional association of neurologists, and its foundation, the American Brain Foundation, include the Neurology Now magazine, an eNewsletter, neurology patient pages, and patient education books, videos, and brochures.

American Psychological Association (APA): The largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, the APA offers books, journals, reports, newsletters, and brochures on several topics in psychology.

American Psychiatric Association: The world’s largest psychiatric organization, the American Psychiatric Association produces a series of brochures for the general public called Let’s Talk Facts that provides answers to commonly asked questions on mental health issues and disorders.   

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS):  Science news, journals, and other resources for scientists, educators, children, and parents.

Medline Plus: Resources on 750 health topics from the US National Library of Medicine and NIH;  extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news. Information in over 40 languages.

International Brain Research Organization (IBRO): Information on international research funding programs, public awareness campaigns, publications, and more.


Society for Neuroscience (USA)
American Brain Coalition (USA)
Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
EFNS European Federation of Neurological Societies 
European Brain Council

The listing of an organization’s site does not imply endorsement by the Dana Foundation, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, and the European Dana Alliance for the Brain.

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Geneva Neuroscience Center, University of Geneva, Switzerland, Brain Fair, BAW 2009. Photo: Jacques Erard.

Geneva Neuroscience Center, University of Geneva, Switzerland, Brain Fair, BAW 2009. Photo: Jacques Erard.


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