MINDDS in Solidarity


MINDDS and all other COST Actions are deeply saddened by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and wherever possible wishes to help support our displaced Ukrainian research colleagues.

Ukraine is a full COST member country, and as such COST Actions can support research exchange, including STSM. MINDDS has been pleased to help two such researchers, who are now in Poland and Latvia. However, as MINDDS approaches the end of its COST funding, we will no longer be in a position to directly offer financial support, and so plan to help indirectly via aiding placement of displaced individuals with potential hosts.

If you are a researcher looking for a placement or a host offering help, please follow this link.

In addition, we fully endorse the actions offered via our colleagues of the 22q11.2 Society, many who overlap with MINDDS. If you wish to know more or make a donation via the Society, please follow the link.


Understanding rare neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) has the potential drive major new therapies for the common NDD of schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).