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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

Save the Date: American Brain Coalition Webinar on BRAIN Initiative

Jul 22, 2014

Register for the webinar on July 31 to receive an update on the BRAIN Initiative.

July 18, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

Jul 18, 2014

- Research!America wants candidates on record about research funding
- Botswana approves Innovation Fund
- Research coming under pressure
- FDA facing criticism over lack of transparency in allocating funds for science projects
- Alzheimer's findings seen as a possible new window to understanding the disease
- The scientific community is still freaking out about sequestration
- Humans already use way, way more than 10 percent of their brains
- Mapping a bolder plan for the brain
- Defending the grand vision of the Human Brain Project
- Bad science muckrakers question the big science status quo

Communicating Your Science to the Non-Expert: An Online Workshop

Jul 07, 2014

Participate in SfN's first interactive webinar and learn how to develop a short but informative way to communicate your research to a non-scientific audience.

July 11, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

Jul 11, 2014

- Scientists threaten to boycott €1.2bn Human Brain Project
- Discovery science powered, increasingly, by donors
- On tap: Funding, elections, dysfunction
- US military developing brain implants to restore memory
- R.I.P Portuguese science
- Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain
- Your brain on magic mushrooms is actually similar to dreaming, brain scan study shows
- Probing brain's depth, trying to aid memory
- Invest in NIH research
- Not all plagiarism requires a retraction
- FDA urged to update regulations for informed consent

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.