Although issues surrounding diversity and inclusion in science are global, distinctive region-specific socioeconomic factors and operational biases interact to widen the opportunity gap and exacerbate the isolation of specific groups of disadvantaged scientists on the global stage. This commentary reviews the issues currently faced by the Latin American (neuro)science community and outlines key actions on multiple fronts to overcome the barriers impeding their global inclusion, visibility and success.
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The ALBA Network is financially supported by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the Lundbeck Foundation.
The authors declare no competing interests.
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Silva, A., Iyer, K., Cirulli, F. et al. Addressing the opportunity gap in the Latin American neuroscience community. Nat Neurosci 25, 1115–1118 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-022-01154-x