International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) President Pierre J. Magistretti and Secretary-General Larry W. Swanson, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) President Barry J. Everitt, and Society for Neuroscience (SfN) President Eric J. Nestler released the following statement providing their strong support for the March for Science on April 22.
“Given our shared recognition of the essential role of scientific research and global scientific collaboration for human health and progress, the International Brain Research Organization, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, and Society for Neuroscience encourage neuroscientists and supporters of science all over the world to participate in the March for Science, in any of the over 400 satellite marches being planned around the globe on April 22.
The March recognizes that this is a crucial moment to harness international support in order to defend the importance of scientific evidence and ensure that scientific research continues to inform policymaking and benefit the public. This is the first global march ever organized in support of science and an unprecedented opportunity to highlight its impact on our everyday lives, to insist on evidence-based policymaking, to strengthen global scientific collaboration, and to promote open dialogue between scientific communities and the public.
By joining in local March events around the globe, participants represent and celebrate the inclusive, interdisciplinary, and international nature of science, as well as reinforce sustained support of scientific research in order to achieve a healthy global population and societal progress.”
The International Brain Research Organization is the global federation of more than 80 international, national and regional member societies that aims to promote and support neuroscience training, teaching, collaborative research, and advocacy activities around the world. The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies is the voice of neuroscience in Europe, representing 43 European national and single-discipline neuroscience societies, comprising 22,000 members. With nearly 37,000 members, the Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest organization dedicated to advancing the understanding of the brain and nervous system. Learn more about SfN advocacy priorities surrounding research funding and about brain science at BrainFacts.org.