North American Programs
SfN works with national organizations to expand their advocacy efforts. For example, SfN provides 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 also works to expand advocacy efforts in Mexico through Sociedad Mexicana de Neurociencias y Neurobiologia and Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencias Fisiológicas.
Advocacy Programs in Canada
Websites and reports detailing neuroscience research and advocacy efforts in Canada:
- Brain Canada - Montréal-based nonprofit that funds and promotes brain research as a public good.
- The Case for Canada's Increased Investment in Neuroscience Research - Report by NeuroScience Canada advocating the need for increased investment in neuroscience research.
- The Burden of Neurological Diseases, Disorders and Injuries in Canada - Report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information documenting the impact of neurological conditions in Canada.
- Brain Canada Roundtable Report - Report based on a March 22, 2007, roundtable discussion on enhancing the public policy case for increasing research support and funding for disorders, diseases, and injuries of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.
Advocacy Programs in Mexico
Websites detailing science advocacy efforts in Mexico:
- The Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencias Fisiológicas, in collaboration with FALAN (the Federation of Neuroscience Societies in Latin America), actively works to increase science advocacy in Mexico.
- The Scientific and Technological Advisory Forum (FCCyT) acts to promote, strengthen and develop scientific research and technology in Mexico.
- The Institute of Science and Technology of the Federal District (ICyTDF) helps strengthen the science, technology, and innovation capabilities of institutions and research institutes based in Mexico City.
- The Science Advisory Council of the Presidency of the Republic (CCC) advises Mexico’s President on science and technology and on problems that require the application of specialized knowledge.