SfN is committed to working with the international research community to build support for scientific research.
For example, SfN provided support to the Canadian Association for Neuroscience in its successful multi-organizational effort to establish a brain research fund in Canada, an effort that led to $100 million in Canadian government funding devoted to brain research. SfN has also worked to expand advocacy efforts in Mexico through Sociedad Mexicana de Neurociencias y Neurobiologia and Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencias Fisiológicas.
Advocacy programs currently underway in Europe are implemented through the FENS-SfN Advocacy Grants Program, and through programs of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO).
FENS Committee on Animals in Research
The Committee on Animals in Research (CARE) of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) promotes public education about the use of animals in neuroscience. CARE monitors the development of European legislation on the use of animals in biomedical research, makes contributions to the efficient implementation of that Directive. CARE also provides expert advice on animal research issues, provides support for researchers under attack, and responds to questions/ opposition against research.
Other global advocacy tools are available through IBRO’s Global Advocacy Initiative or FENS.