About ECNP

ECNP is an independent scientific association dedicated to the science and treatment of disorders of the brain. It is the largest non-institutional supporter of applied and translational neuroscience research and education in Europe.


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EQIPD project kicks off in Belgium

On 24-25 October the European Quality in Preclinical Data project (EQIPD) officially kicked off in Beerse in Belgium. An outgrowth of ECNP’s Preclinical Data Forum, this € 9.5m IMI2 project will last three years and unite more than 20 research groups from industry and academia in an effort to establish systematic guidelines for researchers developing new drugs for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

To the EQIPD website

ECNP president and ambassador in Brazil

ECNP participated in the 35th Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry in São Paulo with an exhibition booth in October. ECNP president Celso Arango and ECNP Brazil ambassador Roberto Andreatini represented ECNP at the Congress. Celso Arango also gave the ECNP-sponsored lecture on 'Primary prevention and mental health: we cannot let this train pass, not once again.'

ECNP Preclinical Network Data Prize announced

What is believed to be the world’s first prize for published “negative” scientific results, the “ECNP Preclinical Network Data Prize” has been announced by the ECNP’s Preclinical Data Forum. The €10,000 prize, aimed initially at neuroscience research, is to encourage publication of data where the results do not confirm the expected outcome or original hypothesis.

More about the prize

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ECNP membership is open to established scholars in the field and all those with an active interest in applied and translational neuroscience.

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31st ECNP Congress

6-9 October 2018, Barcelona

ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award winner 2017 Michel Hamon shares what ECNP Congress means to the scientific community in this video....