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
Sobre el comportamento y signification de la oligodendroglia en la subtancia gris central, y de los gliocitos en los ganglios nerviosos perifericos – Fernando de Castro, 1946

Paper published by Fernando de Castro.

Document 1946 View/Download
Societies & Membership

As an umbrella organisation federating 44 European neuroscience societies with 20,000 members from 33 European countries, the core of FENS are the neuroscientists who make up its societies’ membership

Document 2021 View/Download
Start your lab

A webinar focusing on topics relevant for senior postdocs and newly appointed PIs who want to start their own lab. Organised by the FKNE and the FENS-CHET at the FENS Forum 2018.

Video 2018

Members only

Statement in support of animal research in Belgium and a transparent approach

A statement in support of animal research and a transparent approach in Belgium to mark World Day for Laboratory Animals (24 April).

Website 2016 Open URL
Statement of concern on the insufficient support for research and innovation and calling for rejection of new EU budget deal

A statement of concern about funding in brain research.

Document 2020 View/Download
Statement of concern on the targeting of scientists by animal rights activists

A statement of concern about the targeting of scientists by animal activities

Document 2019 View/Download
The Ascent: A Brief History of the Brain

A brief history of the brain, featuring a few of the major scientists and findings that have contributed to modern neuroscience.

Video 2011 The Ascent: A Brief History of the Brain
The Brain Debate “Which brains are we studying?”

Graphic recording of The Brain Debate at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum. Graphic by Engage Visually with the support of the Dana Foundation

Image 2020 The Brain Debate “Which brains are we studying?”
The Eduardo Pons Tortella neurological tissue bank

Online audio-visual display of pathological tissue samples and autopsied brains preserved in the Spanish Society of Neurology’s Museo Archivo Histórico.

Website 2016 Open URL
The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

FENS is the voice of European neuroscience, and aims to advance research and education in neuroscience.

Document 2021 View/Download
The FENS Forum of neuroscience at a glance

With a high-quality scientific programme, an ecosystem of networking events, the FENS Forum is FENS’ flagship event and Europe’s premier neuroscience event. Download the graphic to discover everything a Forum has to offer.
Graphic by Engage Visually.

Image 2020 The FENS Forum of neuroscience at a glance
The future of neuroscience

How can we improve the way we do neuroscience? A participative graphic by Engage Visually with ideas expressed during the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum, with suggestions from the neuroscience community.

Image 2020 The future of neuroscience
The neuroscientific works of Sigmund Freud

Video documentary on the history of Freud’s neuroscientific works.

Video 2016 The neuroscientific works of Sigmund Freud
The power of networks

A webinar about the broad landscape of European neuroscience networks.

Video 2019 Open URL
The Prospects of Brain Research within Horizon 2020: Responding efficiently to Europe’s societal needs

A report on the prospects of Brain Research within Horizon 2020: Responding efficiently to Europe’s societal needs

Document 2013 View/Download
The value of animal use in neuroscience from the FENS Committee on Animals in Research (CARE)

Examples of the value of animal use in neuroscience from the FENS Committee on Animals in Research (CARE)

Document 2020 View/Download
The Vincenzo Neri Medical Film and Photographic Collection

Presentation of film, photos and other archival material on Vincenzo Neri curated by the Neri Group.

Video 2014 The Vincenzo Neri Medical Film and Photographic Collection
The Vincenzo Neri Medical Film and Photographic collection (1907-1956)

Presentation of film, photos and other archival material on Vincenzo Neri curated by the Neri Group.

Video 2016 The Vincenzo Neri Medical Film and Photographic collection (1907-1956)
The vision of Alfred Yarbus

Online biography of Alfred Lukya0vich Yarbus (1914-1986).

Website 2016 Open URL
The wonder that is our brain: how and why we study it

Sensing, feeling, moving, smelling, remembering… The brain controls every aspect of our body. It is the most complex organ, and works like billions of tiny computers at lightning speed.
But how can we study such a complex organ? This educational video aims at explaining how and why we study the brain to younger audiences.
This video has been developed by FENS-CARE.

Video 2020 The wonder that is our brain: how and why we study it
Thoenen, Hans – Switzerland

Biography of Thoenen, Hans – Switzerland
Via SfN

Document 2006 View/Download
Toward Novel Therapies in Psychiatry: Zooming into Brain-Periphery, Dysfunction, and Crosstalk

Malfunctioning of neuronal circuits and peripheral systems (e.g metabolism, immune or microbiota) underlie aspects of psychiatric disorders. One of the major challenges in neuroscience is understanding the mechanisms and temporal dynamics of such changes within discrete neuronal connections, or within precise peripheral players. Such understanding can reveal new therapeutic strategies and refine existing ones.

This webinar was organised by FENS-CHET and hosted on Neuronline.

Video 2020

Members only

Translation into English of the Club Histoire de Neurosciences (CHN) website

English version of the Club Histoire de Neurosciences (CHN) website on the history of French Neuroscience.

Website 2012 Open URL
Treasures from Cajal and De Castro

Compilation of the classic histological techniques used by Cajal and his disciples to found modern Neurology and Neuroscience.

Website 2012 Open URL
Unknown Ivan Pavlov

Translation and digitalization of the archival unpublished materials about Ivan Pavlov.

Website 2014 Open URL
Unraveling the Past of Women in Neurosciences
Unraveling the Past of Women in Neurosciences: their Contributions to Understanding of Brain and Behaviour – a History Online Project awardee.
Video Unraveling the Past of Women in Neurosciences
Untold Stories: the Women Pioneers of Neuroscience in Europe

These are the stories of seven women born before 1900, who worked hard to pursue a career in science and who published pioneering works, largely forgotten.

Website 2016 Open URL
Using Twitter to communicate in your science life

How can scientists best use Twitter to communicate science? Learn from scientists who use Twitter on a regular basis as a tool for science communication.
Organised by the FENS Communication Committee at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum. Download your Twitter guide in the resource section of the FENS website.

Video 2020 Using Twitter to communicate in your science life
Volodymyr Betz (1834-1894) – World-renowned neurobiologist

Website dedicated to the world-ren0wned Ukrainian neurobiologist Volodymyr Betz (1834-1894).

Website 2015 Open URL
Volodymyr Pravdych-Neminsky (1879-1952): first EEG and struggle for neuroscience research

Biography of Volodymyr Pravdych-Neminsky: life and and contribution to electroencephalography.

Website 2015 Open URL
What is FENS?

FENS is the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. Find out more about our activities and how we can support you.

Video 2020 What is FENS?
What makes a Scientist? – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
Science is a part of our culture, and yet in many ways it stands apart. Scientists make knowledge and strive for that knowledge to be more trustworthy, more credible and, as a consequence, more important than other knowledge. What about science and scientists enables them to do this and why is scientific knowledge dismissed from cultural, political and social debates nonetheless? In this talk, Dr Bart Penders will visit the origins of scientific credibility and its social history, and will trace it into its present form of discussions about rigour and research integrity.
Video 2020 What makes a Scientist? – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
Why it’s important to be open about animal research in Portugal – video of EARA event in Lisbon

This event, focused on Improving Openness in Animal Research in Portugal, highlighted the importance of the Portuguese Transparency Agreement and the need to be proactive in giving the public information on the use of animals in research. The event was part of a series supported by FENS and SfN.

Video 2020 Open URL
Why Study the History of Neuroscience?

Paper published by Richard Brown.

Document 2019 View/Download
Why your MSc or PhD programme should join NENS?

Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS) brings together over 190 graduate schools and programmes across 30 European countries that offer MSc, PhD and MD-PhD degrees in neuroscience.

Document 2021 View/Download
Women Pioneers on the train

These are women who worked in Europe during the first half of twentieth century and made relevant contributions to the many fields of modern neuroscience. The initial phase of this project was awarded in 2016 by the FENS History Committee

Video 2017 Women Pioneers on the train
Young, John Z. – UK

Biography of Young, John Z. – UK
Via SfN

Document 1996 View/Download