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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

Aug 29, 2014

- Research funding cuts to top $6 billion, Labor says
- How tech could spell the end of animals in drugs testing
- Animal welfare accreditation questioned
- NIH to probe racial disparity in grant awards
- How movies manipulate your brain to keep you entertained
- Study finds that brains with autism fail to trim synapses as they develop
- Commentary: A looming crisis in medical research
- Pouring water on opponents of animal research

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.

Advocacy Webinar Recording Available

Jun 16, 2014

The recording of SfN's most recent webinar, Advocacy Activities: Good for You, Your Institution, and the Field, is now available.

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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.