Strategic Plan 2023-2026

EMCR Brain Sciences Network Strategic Plan

Vision To shape the future of Australian brain science by empowering the next generation of leaders
Mission To support emerging brain scientists in Australia and foster interdisciplinary research from discovery to development and translation.
Values To promote diversity, inclusivity, engagement, collaboration and integrity across Australian brain science
Stakeholders Early-to-mid career researchers in brain science in all sectors (<15 years since PhD, excluding interruptions).
Australian Brain Alliance; Australian Academy of Science; Brain Science EMCR groups; Australian Universities, Research Institutes, Government and Funding Bodies; Media, Industry and the Public
Imperatives Fostering a vibrant, diverse, innovative and interdisciplinary network that supports EMCRs in the brain sciences Providing a platform that breaks down existing structural barriers between the brain science disciplines from discovery to technology and translation Shaping the national policy relevant to brain science, advocate for EMCRs, and provide the tools for EMCRs to advocate for themselves
Initiatives Inclusion of unrepresented groups on the EMCR BSN Steering Committee Create opportunities to extend national and international networks by collaborating with other brain science EMCR organisations Facilitate broad consultation to identify the needs of our members
Identify strategies to directly address the broader issues of diversity and representation Enable exchanges between industry and academia Represent our members on issues raised by stakeholders
Maintain and create opportunities to grow our online symposia series and social media presence Empower EMCRs within brain science to advocate to government and within the workplace
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Outcomes An internationally leading and innovative brain sciences sector for EMCRs in Australia A strong collaborative brain science network bridging disciplines to accelerate discovery and translation National policy on brain science shaped by and for EMCRs
Long-term Goal A vibrant, world-class brain science sector in Australia, championed by EMCRs.