FENS facilitates the dissemination of scientific information through a series of online resources, available to all.

Browse the directory below and access a vast array of online materials, including position papers, training and career development materials, outreach and advocacy resources.

Title Description Type Year
CARE’s goals

Learn more about the mission of the Committee on Animal Research (CARE).

Document 2018 View/Download
Carlsson, Arvid – Sweden

Biography of Carlsson, Arvid – Sweden
Via SfN

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Cell Biology and Neuroscience at the Time of the Development of the Cell Theory

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website 2018 Open URL
Changeux, Jean-Pierre – France

Biography of Changeux, Jean-Pierre – France
Via SfN

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Charles Darwin’s works and early European neuroscience

Video documentary covering the history of Darwinism and development of neuroscience in Europe.

Video 2015 Charles Darwin’s works and early European neuroscience
Consensus Document on European Brain Research

A consensus document about psychiatric and neurological diseases representing a considerable social and eco0mic burden in Europe. Written by Monica Di Luca, Mary Baker, Renato Corradetti, Helmut Kettenmann, Julien Mendlewicz, Jes Olesen, Ian Ragan and Manfred Westphal.

Document 2011 View/Download
Consensus Statement on European Brain Research: The need to expand Brain Research in Europe

A consensus Statement on European Brain Research: The need to expand Brain Research in Europe

Document 2015 View/Download
Cost of Disorders of the Brain in Europe

Report on the cost of disorders of the brain in Europe

Document 2010 View/Download
D. Santiago Ramon y Cajal- A life committed to neuroscience

A production by The Human Brain Project with images donated by Prof. Javier DeFelipe. A parcial or total reproduction of this video is not allowed under any circumstances. © The Human Brain Project 2015.

Video D. Santiago Ramon y Cajal- A life committed to neuroscience
De Renzi, Ennio – Italy

Biography of De Renzi, Ennio – Italy
Via SfN

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Dealing with gender-bias in neuroscience: CHET-FKNE special event at the FENS Forum 2018

This FENS Forum 2018 event discussed current situation of women and men in science, including gender statistics related to research funding, ways of combining career progress with family and parenting, and ongoing initiatives to support women and men in science. Event organised by the FKNE and the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Video 2018 Dealing with gender-bias in neuroscience: CHET-FKNE special event at the FENS Forum 2018
Discovery of the first neurotransmitter receptor

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Document 2017 View/Download
Dr John Lidwell-Durin – John Hughlings Jackson, Nerve-Genesis and Language

Dr John Lidwell-Durin (History Faculty, University of Oxford) on “John Hughlings Jackson, Nerve-Genesis and Language”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.

Video Dr John Lidwell-Durin – John Hughlings Jackson, Nerve-Genesis and Language
Dr Laza K. Lazarevic, the founder of Serbian neurology

The contributions of Dr Laza K. Lazarevic (1851-1891), the founder of Serbian neurology, to the development of neuroscience in Europe during the 19th century.

Website 2014 Open URL
Dr Tom Quick – Stories of histological slides in the Sherrington Box

Dr Tom Quick (Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford), on “Stories of histological slides in the Sherrington Box”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.

Video Dr Tom Quick – Stories of histological slides in the Sherrington Box
Dr. Damion Young – Historic digital repositories for the 21st Century

Dr Damion Young (Medical Sciences Division Learning Technologies (MSDLT) on “Historic digital repositories for the 21st Century, Developing and using the https://history.medsci.ox.ac.uk/ – site. Using historical material in neuroscience teaching”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.

Video Dr. Damion Young – Historic digital repositories for the 21st Century
E.N. Sokolov the founder of vector psychophysiology in Lomonosov Moscow State University

Website dedicated to the Russian scientist with a worldwide reputation, a specialist in the field of cognitive psychophysiology and neuroscience, E. N. Sokolov (1920-2008).

Website 2018 Open URL
Economo, Constantin – Austria

Biography of Economo, Constantin – Austria
Via IBRO

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Engage with FENS: FENS outreach & advocacy activities

FENS is the voice of European neuroscience and aims to increase public awareness about the benefits of brain research. Discover FENS’ outreach and advocacy activities with this videos.

Video 2021 Engage with FENS: FENS outreach & advocacy activities
Erica Charters in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: A History of Medicine perspective on Thomas Willis

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to Dr Erica Charters for a History of Medicine perspective on Oxford physician and Father of Neurology Thomas Willis.

Video Open URL
Euler, Curt – Sweden

Biography of Euler, Curt – Sweden
Via SfN

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FENS & neuroscience outreach

A visual guide to provide you with tips for your outreach project.
This graphic was designed by Engage Visually.

Image 2020 FENS & neuroscience outreach
FENS opinion on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2015

An opinion from FENS on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research)

Document 2015 View/Download
FENS Outreach & Advocacy – flyer

FENS aims to increase public awareness about the benefits of brain research.

Document 2022 View/Download
FENS position on Directive 2010/63/EU on the use of animals in scientific research

FENS position on Directive 2010/63/EU on the use of animals in scientific research (2014)

Document 2014 View/Download
FENS statement in support of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes

FENS statement supporting European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (2015)

Document 2015 View/Download
FENS statement on the decision of Nikos Logothetis to quit primate research

A message from the FENS President following the decision of Nikos Logothetis, then director at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tubingen, Germany, to stop his research on primates after having been targeted by animal activists.

Document 2015 View/Download
FENS-SfN joint position paper on the importance of non-human primates in biomedical research

FENS and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) strongly advocate for the responsible use of animals in biomedical research. Their position is explained in this 2014 joint paper.

Document 2014 View/Download
FENS-SfN-JNS joint statement on the use of animals in research

FENS, the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) strongly advocate for the responsible use of animals in biological and biomedical research. (2014)

Document 2014 View/Download
Friedrich Sanides: A unifying framework of cortical organization with ontogenetic, phylogenetic and functional ramifications Website 2017 Open URL
Gilberto Rossi, a neuroscientist and an intellectual of the Novecento

Biography of Gilberto Rossi (1894-1960), a neurophysiologist whose work has left a deep trace in the neurophysiology of the 20th century.

Website 2016 Open URL
Global statement on the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research

Global statement on the use of animals in Biomedical Research (2014)

Website 2014 Open URL
Golgi Revealed

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website 2011 Open URL
Golgi, Camillo – Italy

Biography of Golgi, Camillo – Italy
Via IBRO

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Heinrich Obersteiner and the Foundation of Neuroscience in 19th century Vienna

Research and online presetation of Heinrich Obersteiner (1847 – 1922), frequently mentioned as the founding father of Neuroscience at Vienna.

Document 2017 View/Download
Historiography of Neurosciences in Eastern Europe

Website examining the history of Romanian neurology and psychiatry: understanding the connection between science, political ideals and national contexts, both at a regional and international level.

Website 2011 Open URL
History of Neurology in India: From the Ancient to the Modern Period

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website 2019 Open URL
Huxley, Andrew – UK

Biography of Huxley, Andrew – UK
Via SfN

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Iain Pears in conversation with Zoltán Molnár: An insight into Willis era Oxford through writing “An Instance of the Fingerpost”

Professor Zoltán Molnár talks to author and historian Iain Pears to better understand “a time and place of great intellectual, religious, scientific and political ferment” in which Thomas Willis lived and worked.

Video Open URL
Improving Openness in Animal Research in Germany – video of EARA event in Berlin

As part of an effort to provide scientists with strategies to openly communicate about animal research with the wider public, the European Animal Research Association, a communications and advocacy organisation promoting biomedical research across Europe, hosted a workshop series, supported by FENS and SfN, on Improving Openness in Animal Research in Germany.

Video 2018 Improving Openness in Animal Research in Germany – video of EARA event in Berlin