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
FENS at a glance

FENS is the voice of European neuroscience, representing more than 20,000 European neuroscientists. Its activities span five broad areas: scientific meetings, higher education and training, the European Journal of Neuroscience, outreach and advocacy and membership.

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FENS Awards & Prizes

In recognition of excellence in neuroscience, FENS and partners offer a series of awards. Discover them in this graphic by Engage Visually!

Image 2020 FENS Awards & Prizes
FENS Friday webinar “Handling, review and publication of EJN manuscripts”

Whether a first-time or long-time submitter, the FENS Friday webinar “Handling, review and publication of EJN manuscripts” will provide you with all the necessary information to publish in the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN).

Video 2021 FENS Friday webinar “Handling, review and publication of EJN manuscripts”
FENS Friday webinar: Brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders

The FENS Friday webinar “Brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders” presented the state-of-the-art knowledge on the brain’s development and how genetic disturbances and/or environmental influences are thought to underlie several neuropsychiatric disorders. Organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Video 2021 FENS Friday webinar: Brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders
FENS Friday webinar: Communicating your science to non-scientists

This FENS Friday webinar is aimed for neuroscientists at any stage who wish to engage the wider audience with their research, particularly for those who are new to science communication. Organised by the Communication Committee with the support of the Dana Foundation.

Video 2021 FENS Friday webinar: Communicating your science to non-scientists
FENS Hertie Winter School 2015 on Neurobiology of language and communication

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS SfN Winter School 2015 on Neurobiology of language and communication (held in Austria). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2015 FENS Hertie Winter School 2015 on Neurobiology of language and communication
FENS Hertie Winter School 2016 on Memory mechanisms in humans

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS Hertie Winter School 2016 on Memory mechanisms in humans: from physiology to behavior and computational models (held in Austria). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2016 FENS Hertie Winter School 2016 on Memory mechanisms in humans
FENS Hertie Winter School 2017 on Neural Control of Behaviour – Series 1: Navigation

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS Hertie Winter School 2017 on Neural Control of Behaviour – Series 1: Navigation (held in Austria). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2017 FENS Hertie Winter School 2017 on Neural Control of Behaviour – Series 1: Navigation
FENS membership: discover your member benefits

FENS provides its members with a full package of services to facilitate the exchange of information and enhance networking activities among neuroscientists at the European level and beyond.

Video 2021 FENS membership: discover your member benefits
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)

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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 Regulations

FENS – Regulations

Document 2020 View/Download
FENS SfN Summer School 2014 on Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS SfN Summer School 2014 on Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders (held in Italy). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2014 FENS SfN Summer School 2014 on Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders
FENS SfN Summer School 2015 on Shared mechanisms and specificity in neurodegenerative diseases

This playlist contains lectures and interviews taken at the FENS SfN Summer School 2015 on Shared mechanisms and specificity in neurodegenerative diseases (held in Italy). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2015 FENS SfN Summer School 2015 on Shared mechanisms and specificity in neurodegenerative diseases
FENS SfN Summer School 2017 on Chemical Neuromodulation

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS SfN Summer School on Chemical Neuromodulation: Neurobiological, Neurocomputational, Behavioural and Clinical Aspects (held in Italy). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2017 FENS SfN Summer School 2017 on Chemical Neuromodulation
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)

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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.

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FENS Statutes

FENS – Articles of the association

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FENS Strategic Plan 2020-2022

The FENS Strategic Plan for 2020-2022 serves two purposes: a radar screen of actions to be undertaken by the FENS governing bodies and a presentation of FENS policy to member societies and individual membership.

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FENS supports you and your career: higher education and training at FENS

Through its activities, grants and awards, FENS supports the education and continued training of neuroscientists, with a particular focus on early career neuroscientists. Learn more with this video

Video 2021 FENS supports you and your career: higher education and training at FENS
FENS Virtual Forum 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast: Monday 13 July

This episode of the FENS 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast features interviews of speakers at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum: Angela Roberts (UK), Carla Shatz (US), Johannes Gräff (CH), Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg (DE), Erin Schuman (laureate of the ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize 2020, DE) and Dervila Glynn (Chair of the FENS Communication Committee, UK).
Produced by Malcolm Love – Interviewers: Anders Jespersen, Harry Potter, Shruti Muralidhar
Made with the support of the Dana Foundation

Video 2020 FENS Virtual Forum 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast: Monday 13 July
FENS Virtual Forum 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast: Saturday 11 July

This episode of the FENS 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast features interviews of speakers at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum: Anita Luthi (CH), Trevor Robbins and Irene Tracey (UK), Eve Marder (US), Deepak Srivastava (UK) and Fritjof Helmchen (CH), Chair of the FENS 2020 Programme Committee.
Produced by Malcolm Love – Interviewers: Anders Jespersen, Harry Potter, Shruti Muralidhar
Made with the support of the Dana Foundation

Video 2020 FENS Virtual Forum 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast: Saturday 11 July
FENS Virtual Forum 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast: Sunday 12 July

This episode of the FENS 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast features interviews of speakers at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum: Erin Schuman (DE), Sheena Josselyn (US), Kate Jeffery (NZ), Avishai Henik (laureate of the FKNE Mentoring Prize 2020, IL) and John Foxe (EJN Editor-in-Chief, US).

Produced by Malcolm Love – Interviewers: Anders Jespersen, Harry Potter, Shruti Muralidhar
Made with the support of the Dana Foundation

Video 2020 FENS Virtual Forum 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast: Sunday 12 July
FENS Virtual Forum 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast: Tuesday 14 July

This episode of the FENS 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast features interviews of speakers at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum: Sonia Garel (FR), Rui Costa (US), Tara Spires-Jones (UK), Lisa Traunmüller (FKNE PhD Thesis Prize 2020, DE) and Lars Kristiansen (FENS Executive Director, BE).
Produced by Malcolm Love – Interviewers: Anders Jespersen, Harry Potter, Shruti Muralidhar
Made with the support of the Dana Foundation

Video 2020 FENS Virtual Forum 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast: Tuesday 14 July
FENS Virtual Forum 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast: Wednesday 15 July

This episode of the FENS 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast features interviews of speakers at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum: Jan Born (US), Seth Grant (UK), Carmen Sandi (FENS President 2018-2020, CH) and Jean-Antoine Girault (FENS President 2020-2022, FR).
Produced by Malcolm Love – Interviewers: Anders Jespersen, Harry Potter, Shruti Muralidhar
Made with the support of the Dana Foundation

Video 2020 FENS Virtual Forum 2020 Daily Highlights Podcast: Wednesday 15 July
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.

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FENS-SfN Summer School 2016 on Cellular mechanisms and networks in addiction

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS SfN Summer School 2016 on Cellular mechanisms and networks in addiction (held in Italy). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2016 FENS-SfN Summer School 2016 on Cellular mechanisms and networks in addiction
FENS-SfN Summer School 2018 on Neural stem cells, brain orgaoids and brain repair

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS SfN Summer School 2018 on Neural stem cells, brain orga0ids and brain repair (held in Italy). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2018 FENS-SfN Summer School 2018 on Neural stem cells, brain orgaoids and brain repair
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)

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FENS, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

FENS brings together 20,000+ neuroscientists, 44 member societies across 33 European countries. FENS aims to advance research and education in neuroscience, through training and facilitating scientific exchange and interaction. Learn more about FENS and our mission with this video

Video 2020 FENS, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies
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 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.

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Higher Education &Training

FENS actively supports graduate education, postgraduate training and professional development in neuroscience in Europe.

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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
How Cortical Interneurons Develop: Current and Future Research

Authors: Myrto Denaxa & Domna Karagogeos.

Material produced under the FENS Committee of Higher Education and Training (CHET) umbrella, hosted on Neuronline.

Website 2020 Open URL
Huxley, Andrew – UK

Biography of Huxley, Andrew – UK
Via SfN

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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