A Redesigned SfN.org with Science at the Center
The new SfN.org website is designed with members in mind. It will continue to be a central online location for the neuroscience community and a key source for neuroscience programs, resources, discussion, and engagement, while placing science at the center.
SfN has implemented a new design, new features and functions, and a new logo and colors to enhance the user experience. From the site’s architecture and design to text and programming, the site is fully reinvented with the goals of enhancing user accessibility and making it easy to join an international network of colleagues.
Seamless Integration of Programs
The new SfN.org connects the Society’s major programs and resources, allowing users to seamlessly tab between sites to find:
- current articles from The Journal of Neuroscience,
- interesting topics of neuroscience discussion on NeurOnLine,
- public-facing resources on BrainFacts.org, and
- meeting updates, news, an updated calendar, and other key features on SfN.org.
The site also offers expanded search capabilities across the sites, allowing users to find content across SfN’s programs, resources, and archives. Filtering and customization options make this feature especially helpful in seeking content.
Share and Advance Great Science
The News feature allows users to access current news, including the quarterly message from the SfN president, and features about advocacy, public outreach, media coverage, neuroscience breakthroughs, and more.
A new Events Calendar includes information about events taking place around the world, providing neuroscientists information about events relevant to their interest areas. SfN members can submit their own events for inclusion on the calendar through the interactive event submission form.
A Gateway to Career and Training Resources
Familiar SfN career resources such as the NeuroJobs Career Center, mentoring opportunities, and the annual conference of Neuroscience Departments and Programs are easy to locate and use. The site also includes an expanding range of professional development resources, including many new multimedia resources, career path profiles, and more.
The new site includes Educational Resources in Neuroscience (ERIN), SfN’s collection of high-quality, peer-reviewed resources that can be used for teaching in higher education classrooms. ERIN, which launched last year, encourages members to log in to rate and review the materials and suggest new additions.
Engage to Support the Field
The redesigned SfN.org makes it easy for members to engage with the field. Whether it’s getting involved with public outreach activities such as Brain Awareness Week, contacting legislators about neuroscience funding, or getting involved with the Society as a member of an SfN committee, it’s easy to navigate each area of the site and explore the resources SfN has to offer. Intuitive navigation, related resources linked on pages, and a clean, attractive design make the user experience straightforward and enjoyable.
Easier Access to Features You Want
Users can quickly locate their favorite features from SfN.org:
- The Member Directory resides on the homepage, next to the spotlight articles.
- Annual Meeting pages are accessible through the main navigation bar. Users no longer leave the site for updates, information, and other annual meeting needs.
Improving and Personalizing Your Experience
Over the next few months, you’ll continue to see the site grow and evolve to meet the needs of members and the neuroscience field. This includes better mobile access, the growth of personalization tools, and enhanced opportunities for neuroscientists to connect with one another.
In the meantime, use the feedback button at the bottom of many SfN.org pages to send your comments about the new site to the Society. Your feedback is important to ensure that the site continues to grow and expand to meet member needs.