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Advocacy Network

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Global Advocacy Symposium panel at Neuroscience 2013
SfN members convene on Capitol Hill to meet with their congressional representatives to discuss advances in the field of neuroscience.
SfN members play a critical role in the fight to increase research funding and promote science issues.

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The SfN Advocacy Network helps members stay informed and take action on the many issues that affect neuroscience research. As a part of the network, members receive periodic emails and newsletters to keep them updated on issues important to neuroscience. Additionally, SfN alerts members of the network when direct action is needed on a topic.

Advocacy News

This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

Oct 24, 2014

- Neuroscientists speak out against brain game hype
- The absurd claim that only Republicans are to blame for cuts to Ebola research
- New antidepressant: Rapid agent restores pleasure-seeking ahead of other antidepressant action
- See-through sensors open new window into the brain
- Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder
- "I’m not a scientist" is a dangerous cop-out
- Jeffrey Kahn's odd views on animal research

NIH Seeks $4.5 Billion for BRAIN Initiative

Jun 13, 2014

In early June, NIH embraced a long-term vision for President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative by calling for a decade-long $4.5 billion investment in NIH’s portion of the project.

Policy and Advocacy Events at Neuroscience 2014

Sep 08, 2014

Interested in science policy and advocacy? Consider attending these events and start planning your itinerary.

Webinar Recording Available: Communicating Your Science to the Non-Expert

Jul 25, 2014

Learn how to develop a short but informative way to communicate your research to a non-scientific audience and read the Twitter conversation that accompanied the webinar.

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Advocacy: A Global Commitment

Learn how SfN works with the international research community to build support for scientific research and why you should get involved on a local level.

Graph of NIH funding history adjusted for Biomedical Research and Development Price Index (BRDPI) as determined by NIH Office of Budget.