ISBRA's mission is to promote excellence internationally in all aspects of biomedical research on alcoholism and alcohol related biomedical phenomena.

Biomedical research on alcoholism has given rise to important advances in knowledge and treatment of alcoholism. Comparative and collaborative research at an international level has made, and will continue to make, important contributions to our understanding of alcoholism and improvements in therapies.

These developments led to the birth of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism in 1981, bringing together researchers and their expertise from a number of national societies which are now affiliated to ISBRA.

Our message to ISBRA members is that this website represents a major initiative. Its purpose is to encourage and facilitate communication of ideas and new research among workers in the many convergent disciplines in our common field of biomedical research on alcoholism. From this perspective, it is your website. Therefore, its usefulness and success in fulfilling these ideals rests with you. We look forward to your participation.

To clinicians and scientists working in the field, but who are not yet members of ISBRA, we invite you to consider joining our Society. We are certain that you will find this a rewarding step in your professional life. Details are available on the membership page.

Take a tour using the navigation menu at the top of this page to view the information and activities covered by the site. We strongly encourage feedback; please send us your comments and suggestions for improvements.


News and Events

ISBRA Communication Committee Bulletin Vol. 3 (2021) Issue 4

The ISBRA Communications Committee is pleased to present the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism E- BULLETIN: Vol 3 (2021) Issue 3. The committee has established a high quality of writing including thoughtful reporting and interesting articles such as the following in this edition: “Interview with a Scientist” ISBRA Bulletin interviews Dr. Gyongyi Szabo; Several New Job Postings for various career level openings; “Publications You May Have Missed” and “New Directions” discuss Recent Findings on Cardiovascular Disease and Alcohol Drinking; Research funding opportunities focused on the Pathology and Treatment Development relevant for Alcohol-Associated Cardiovascular Diseases; Conference Report on the 44th Research Society on Alcoholism Virtual Meeting; and more. Please enjoy! Read More…

Job posting: Director, Division of Treatment and Recovery Position Available

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Treatment and Recovery (DTR), NIAAA. This Division includes two branches: Treatment, Health Services, and Recovery Branch (THSRB) and Medications Development Branch (MDB). THSRB plans, stimulates, develops, supports, and manages multidisciplinary research programs on treatments for alcohol use disorder (AUD), determinants of post-treatment recovery, and factors that affect the delivery of AUD services in real-world settings. MDB plans, stimulates, develops, supports, and manages medications development programs to treat AUD.

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ISBRA Communication Committee Bulletin Vol. 3 (2021) Issue 3

The ISBRA Communications Committee is pleased to present the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism E- BULLETIN: Vol 3 (2021) Issue 3. The committee has established a high quality of writing including thoughtful reporting and interesting articles such as the following in this edition: “Interview with a Scientist” - ISBRA E-Bulletin interviews Dr. Yedy Israel; Several new job postings for various career level openings; “Publications You May Have Missed” and “New Directions” columns discuss the emerging treatments for alcoholism and alcohol-associated organ injury; Research funding opportunities focused on Treatment Development for AUD and Alcohol-Associated Organ Injury; New Directions column discusses Novel Interventions for Heavy Drinking and their Efficacy; and more. Please enjoy! Read More…

Fall e-School of Alcohol Addiction Research, October 25 - 29, 2021

The primary objective of the Fall e-School of Alcohol Addiction Research is to teach young investigators (PhD students, post-docs) on alcohol research the essential knowledge on alcohol addiction. Speakers include: Mickael Naassila, Anne-Lise Pitel, George Koob, Rosana Camarini, Rainer Spanagel, Philippe de Timary, Maurice Dematteis, and Sebastian Mueller. Read More…

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RSA Lecture Series Returns

The RSA Lecture Series is now available online in two tracks: videos of about 45 minutes for professional education, and a parallel set of 10-20 minutes intended for the general public, all free of charge and open to members and public alike. Please try out the subtitles with the CC at the bottom of the video screen. Auto-Translate is available, which in the languages that we have tested works well, so please spread the word internationally! Thanks to the many speakers who presented so far. We intend to make this a continuing project, so please consider taking this opportunity for professional education and public outreach if we approach you about giving a talk in the future.
There are now two new menu options under the "Resources" tab, on the RSA’s website, with these links: Videos on Alcohol Research for Professionals and Videos on Alcohol Research.
RSA thanks all involved, especially Dr. Graeme Mason, for his tireless efforts in bringing this popular lecture series back to alcohol researchers and the general public!

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The 2021 ISBRA Newsletter is Here

We are pleased to present the 2021 ISBRA newsletter. This is eleventh volume of the newsletter and this year contains 14 articles including continuation of a recently added section dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the contributions made by ISBRA members to the important field of biomedical research on alcoholism through a collection of member submitted publications. We hope you enjoy it! Read More…

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ISBRA Communication Committee Bulletin Vol. 3 (2021) Issue 2

The ISBRA Communications Committee is pleased to present the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism E- BULLETIN: Vol 3 (2021) Issue 2. The committee has established a high quality of writing including thoughtful reporting and interesting articles such as the following in this edition: “Interview with a Scientist” - with Dr. Craig J. McClain; Several new job postings at various career levels; “Publications You May Have Missed” and “New Directions” discuss the latest findings on alcohol and immunology interactions; Research funding opportunities focused on AUD and Immunology; Keep yourself informed and updated with the “News and Events” and “Conference Report” columns; etc. Please enjoy! Read More…

2021 ISBRA Congress and RSA Scientific Meeting Announcement and Details

The primary goal of this joint meeting of RSA and ISBRA (“Meeting”) is to provide a forum for alcohol researchers – from all disciplines – to present their latest findings and to learn about new research developments in an environment that will provide interaction at both the professional and personal level. Please see the attachment and visit the meeting webpage for more information. Read More…

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ISBRA Communication Committee Bulletin Vol. 2 (2020) Issue 3

The ISBRA Communications Committee is pleased to present the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism E- BULLETIN: Vol 2 (2020) Issue 3. The committee has established a high quality of writing including thoughtful reporting and interesting articles such as the following in this edition: “Interview with a Scientist” - with Dr. Rainer Spanagel; 2020 ACER Early Career Investigator Award; Several new job postings for various career-level openings; Research funding opportunities focused on aging and alcohol; New Directions column discusses alcohol drinking at younger age, motivation in adolescence; etc. Please enjoy! Read More…

The 2020 ISBRA Newsletter is Here

We are pleased to present the 2020 ISBRA newsletter. This is tenth volume of the newsletter and this year contains 11 articles including continuation of a recently added section dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the contributions made by ISBRA members to the important field of biomedical research on alcoholism through a collection of member submitted publications. We hope you enjoy it! Read More…

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ISBRA Communication Committee Bulletin Vol. 2 (2020) Issue 1

We are excited to present the fourth ISBRA Communications Committee: Bulletin Vol. 2 (2020) Issue 1 to aid in contributing to the advancement of alcohol research globally. Read More…

ACER Journal Award for Outstanding Paper by an Early Career Investigator

The RSA Publication Committee and ACER leadership is pleased to announce the recipients of the ACER Journal Award for Outstanding Paper by an Early Career Investigator. ACER – Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research – is the journal of both RSA and ISBRA. The committee was impressed with the high quality of the contributions and congratulate all who were nominated. Read More…

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ISBRA Communication Committee Bulletin Vol. 1 (2019) Issue 3

We are excited to present the third ISBRA Communications Committee: Bulletin Vol. 1 (2019) Issue 3 to aid in contributing to the advancement of alcohol research globally. Read More…

ISBRA Communication Committee Bulletin Vol. 1 (2019) Issue 2

We are excited to present the second ISBRA Communications Committee: Bulletin Vol. 1 (2019) Issue 2 to aid in contributing to the advancement of alcohol research globally. Read More…

Bulletin of the Communications Committee July – August 2019 Inaugural issue

New Communications Committee: The International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) has created a new Communications Committee in 2019. This Communications Committee will provide the latest news and updates on ongoing research, insights from recent publications, funding and job opportunities. The new Communications Committee will also establish a presence in various media platforms to facilitate engagement in information dissemination, dialogue and interaction for the scientific community in alcohol research. The Communications Committee will also publish this Bulletin periodically to address the same issues comprehensively. The Communications Committee welcomes the ideas and engagement of ISBRA members in this new initiative. Lastly, the Communications Committee thanks the ISBRA Board of Directors and all members for their kind support. We hope to enhance ISBRA’s presence through social media and outreach. Read More…

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