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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

Nov 25, 2014

- Republican Steering Committee recommends House committee chairs for 114th Congress
- Who will hold science's purse strings in new House?
- Science gets a nod in Obama's immigration plans
- New special report highlights NSF-funded broader impacts
- A vital brain structure was forgotten for 100 years because scientists couldn't agree
- 'Emotional map' reveals where human body feels gentle touch
- Alzheimer's test detects disease decade ahead of onset
- Cutting calories slows aging, new study finds
- Electrical scalp device can slow progression of deadly brain tumors
- Reproducibility issue may be science's growing pains
- The rules of replication
- New GOP leaders embrace science but don't hug trees
- Seventy years ago this week, a science policy milestone
- The Shrinking World of Ideas

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.