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. Read more...

ECNP offers membership to established scholars in the field and all those with an active interest in applied and translational neuroscience. Corresponding membership is also open for those not resident in Europe.  To the membership pages

ECNP organises a wide range of scientific and educational activities, programmes and events across Europe, promoting the exchange of high-quality experimental and clinical research in applied and translational neuroscience and fostering young scientists and clinicians. View agenda


The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces on 24 February 2022 has precipitated a humanitarian crisis on a scale unseen in Europe since the Second World War. As well as the destruction and appalling loss of life, the war has also has been a mental health catastrophe, with implications that will span generations.

ECNP is working with members to do what it can to help in the crisis, and we will continue to bring you updates on activities and initiatives.

Watch the ECNP videos and read the interviews on the Ukrainian crisis here.


The Brain Prize 2023: call for nominations

The Lundbeck Foundation is accepting nominations for The Brain Prize 2023. It recognizes one or more individuals who have made outstanding contributions in any field of neuroscience.

Nominate a candidate

ECNP Network: new article published

The Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders (OCRN) Network has published, with the financial support of ECNP, a new article with open access in Comprehensive Psychiatry journal: 'Optimizing First Line Treatments for Adults with OCD'. Authors are V. Nezgovorova, J.Reid, N.A.Fineberg and E.Hollander.

To the article

The ECNP Office is seeking a new Administrative Employee

The ideal candidate is fluent in Dutch and English, spoken and written, and has a minimum of two years of office experience, preferably in an international environment. If you are highly organised and detail-oriented, if you’d like to work in a vibrant, non-profit science-related environment, and if you live in or near Utrecht, the Netherlands, apply now!

To the job description (Dutch language)

2022 Best Negative Data Prize: call for applications 

The Best Negative Data Prize is a collaboration between ECNP and U.S.-based non-profit research organisation Cohen Veterans Bioscience, under the aegis of the Global Preclinical Data Forum (GPDF), to recognise published 'negative' scientific results or results of studies that do not confirm the expected outcome or original hypothesis.

How to apply

ECNP Podcast series

The ECNP podcast series brings you conversations with some of the leading researchers in applied neuroscience, discussing their work, their career, their vision in the field, and why they do what they do. You can listen to them on Spotify, iTunes or Buzzsprout.


Find the complete series here


ECNP Congress is Europe's global event dedicated to innovation in the treatment of brain disorders!