SfN Launches New Neuronline, Members-Only Home for Learning and Discussion
Neuroscientists at all career stages can now access hundreds of professional development and scientific training resources and engage in discussions with their peers around the world on the new Neuronline. SfN’s members-only home for online learning and discussion, Neuronline has been completely redesigned and updated with extensive new functionality and content.
“To help SfN members stay relevant with the needs and developments in the field, Neuronline brings SfN’s wide array of programming to members wherever they live, whenever it's convenient for them,” said Catherine Bushnell, an SfN councilor and co-chair of the Online Programs Advisory Group, which guided the project from inception to launch.
Neuronline helps members advance their career and learn about science with its array of dynamic, high-quality content, developed by recognized leaders in the field and trusted SfN partners and contributors. SfN members can explore videos, webinars, articles, and discussion threads that address a wide range of topics, including new scientific discoveries, lab management, neuroscience program development, scientific tools and methods, and careers inside and outside academia. Users can search by topic or audience, and follow topics that interest them.
“SfN wanted to create a centralized place for all members to access SfN's diverse range of programming,” Bushnell said. “With the awareness that SfN serves a global membership, the goal was to bring SfN's programming to all members with an ease of access, on any device.”
The SfN Council approved and supported the enhancement of Neuronline as part of its effort to increase the value of SfN membership by providing members with exclusive access to online professional development and webinar opportunities. The new Neuronline is one of the initiatives funded by SfN’s strategic investment fund, which finances projects that transform how the Society serves its membership’s evolving needs.
“I think it is important to accept that times are changing,” said Edvard Moser, an SfN councilor and co-chair of the Online Programs Advisory Group. “So much can be done over the Internet now,” he added, noting Neuronline enables SfN “to reach out to the entire neuroscience community."
In addition to providing enhanced educational content, Neuronline also serves as a home for discussion, both via comments on articles and through open forums. Neuronline connects members from around the world, allowing them to share content and engage in discussions with colleagues about science, career challenges, and funding, among other topics. “I like the interactive aspect of Neuronline — the discussion forums and the opportunity for users to participate actively are great,” Moser said.
As the site evolves and grows, Neuronline will be guided by the Online Programs Steering Committee, led by Chair Mike Lehman. The steering committee will develop Neuronline’s content as part of a growing SfN emphasis on reinforcing the value of membership for neuroscientists worldwide. That broad effort is led by SfN’s Global Membership Committee.
Visit Neuronline now to discover valuable resources and join the conversation!