SfN Voices Support for Federal Role in Science
Society for Neuroscience (SfN) President Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, released the following statement reaffirming the Society’s support for robust science funding as well as the free exchange of information, diversity, and global collaboration. SfN is the world’s largest organization dedicated to advancing the understanding of the brain and nervous system.
“With the new president and Congress now in place, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and its members have an essential role to play in supporting science and promoting its importance to the health and economic wellbeing of the U.S. and other nations. There will be frequent opportunities—and a compelling need—for SfN members to advocate for the field in the coming months and years.
SfN is firmly committed to the free exchange of ideas and information, diversity, and global collaboration in science. It will continue to use its venues such as its meetings, journals, and websites to reinforce its core value of supporting, engaging, and welcoming diverse voices and scientific exchange between scientists of all nationalities. SfN remains a forceful advocate for neuroscience by informing government leaders and the public about the need for robust neuroscience funding and its positive impact on the nation’s health and economy. Further, the Society supports efforts by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies to advance rigorous, peer-reviewed science and evidence-based policymaking.
The Society is working to advance these values in alignment with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which speaks with a unified voice across scientific disciplines. We encourage SfN members to sign up for the SfN Advocacy Network to learn more and to join AAAS and their campaign as a ‘force for science.’”
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is an organization of 37,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system. Learn more about SfN advocacy priorities surrounding research funding and about brain science at BrainFacts.org.