Getting published: from writing to submission and beyond

Led by European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN)

As an early career researcher, it can be pretty daunting to write your first papers, as many of us are still quite inexperienced in this domain. Although our supervisors and mentors guide us through this process, it can be beneficial also to get tips from the other side: the Editors. Which are the points they are looking for when reviewing a paper for publication? How are they reading our papers and is there a secret formula, to increase our chance for acceptance? Join us for this workshop to meet Editor(s) of The European Journal of Neuroscience and hear from their perspective. We will learn what the actual tasks of an editor entail and you will be able to ask all the questions you have always wanted to know about the editing process!

The European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN) is the journal of FENS and supports the international neuroscientific community by publishing original high quality research articles and reviews in all fields of neuroscience.

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Exploring Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Neuroscience: A PhD Workshop


This workshop is designed to provide early career neuroscientists with introductory knowledge on RRI to develop their skills and competencies in the rapidly changing landscape of emerging technologies in neurosciences. Participants will convene in small groups to dissect various facets of RRI pertinent to neuroscience, including Equality and Non-Discrimination, Ethics, Inclusiveness and Public Engagement, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and GDPR compliance, Open Innovation, Open Science, and aligning research efforts with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the era of AI and emerging technologies, understanding RRI becomes more and more important for successful researcher career both in academia and industry.

ERA-NET Neuron is a network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research focused on brain-related diseases and disorders of the nervous system. It supports pre-clinical, clinical research promoting translational research.



Biases from society: Social biases in neuroscience and how they impact neuroscience itself and society

Did it ever come to your mind how your own biases can affect your research? Dive into the complex world of biases with our interactive workshop. During this workshop, you will learn how biases in society and science intersect and impact diverse groups and disciplines. You will have the possibility to discover how societal biases invade scientific research causing tremendous effects on the methodologies and outcomes. From gender disparities to systemic marginalisation, we will get a close-up on real-world examples and examine the ripple effects, elucidating how biases within scientific practices influence societal inequalities, and vice versa. By attending this workshop, your knowledge level about bias recognition will be elevated and you will gain practical insights that could be directly applied to your own life and work fostering inclusivity and equity in each practical decision you will need to make in your research.

Tips for giving an Excellent Presentation: How to Design Your Presentations and Explain Your Data

Giving a presentation can be the most stressful experience one can encounter, especially when communicating in a second language – a common scenario for many of us. Nevertheless, one of the most important aspects of the PhD process is the ability to effectively convey our research.  To successfully build collaborations, submit funding applications, or search for the next job opportunity, it is essential to possess the ability to transmit the findings of your study clearly and concisely.  In this workshop, you will discover techniques to enhance your presenting style, structure your content effectively, and produce engaging slides. At the end of this class, you will have the tools and knowledge to present your findings clearly and engagingly. Remember, presenting can be an incredibly enjoyable experience, filled with opportunities for entertainment and engagement!