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 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 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 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)

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 Statutes

FENS – Articles of the association

Document 2015 View/Download
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.

Document 2020 View/Download
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.

Document 2014 View/Download
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)

Document 2014 View/Download
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

Document 2012 View/Download
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
Higher Education &Training

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

Document 2021 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
Huxley, Andrew – UK

Biography of Huxley, Andrew – UK
Via SfN

Document 2004 View/Download
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
Insight into Greek neuroscientists

An insight into well-k0wn Greek doctors that had a major impact in the field of Neuroscience.

Website 2015 Open URL
Ivane Beritashvili – Photo and Video Heritage

Photo and video materials related to I. Beritashvili and his experiments.

Website 2013 Open URL
Ivane Beritashvili – Photo and Video Heritage

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

Website Open URL
Iversen, Leslie L. – UK

Biography of Iversen, Leslie L. – UK
Via SfN

Document 2006 View/Download
Jáos Szentágothai and his legacy for neuroscience

Biography of of Já0s Szentágothai, a former president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and a groundbreaker in his field.

Website 2010 Open URL
Join us at the FENS Forum 2022 in Paris, France!

The FENS Forum 2022 will take place on 9-13 July 2022 in Paris, France. Further info: www.fens.org/2022

Video 2020 Join us at the FENS Forum 2022 in Paris, France!
Joint statement in support of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes

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

Document 2015 View/Download
Joint statement on the use of animals for research in neuroscience

Statement regarding the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals’ Meetings of 13 September 2018 on the use of animals in neuroscience research.

Document 2018 View/Download
Katz, Sir Bernard – Germany/UK

Biography of Katz, Sir Bernard – Germany/UK
Via SfN

Document 2004 View/Download
Letter to the Guardian on the importance of primate research

A letter on the importance of animal research in neuroscience (2016)

Website 2016 Open URL
Living History – The History of Spanish Neuroscience in First Person

A series of video lectures given by living legends of Spanish neuroscience (in Spanish, with English subtitles).

Video 2018 Living History – The History of Spanish Neuroscience in First Person