This series of Special Interest Events (SiE) will provide an opportunity to delve into the way we think and do neuroscience research, sharing best practices to become more responsible and more credible.

SiE01- How the brain-body interface can guide new treatments for psychiatric disorders: A dialogue between neuroscientists and clinicians

9 July, 10:00-11:30

A FENS/EPA Joint Symposium.


SiE02 – The Brain Debate: Building and understanding brains: How can AI research inform neuroscience?

9 July, 15:15-16:45

How can AI research guide our understanding of biological brains, across levels of description, from cells to systems to behaviour? The panellists will share their viewpoints and answer questions from the audience.


SiE07 – Phasing out animal research: a justified worry for neuroscience?

10 July, 18:45-20:30

Join EARA and the FENS CARE Committee for a Q&A networking session on the pressure to phase out animal research, with experts from the European Commission and neuroscience community.


SiE04 – Strength through cohesion: protecting European neuroscience in a turbulent world

10 July, 12:00-13:00

Senior representatives from research funding agencies, policy experts and funding agencies will advise and discuss approaches to mitigating the effects of political obstacles and seek participant input on how we can protect European research as a community.


SiE08 – The European Brain Research Area: Building a Brain Health Partnership

11 July, 12:00-12:45

This session will explore the importance of shaping the future of European and globally coordinated neuroscience.


SiE09 – Sustainability in European neurosciences

11 July, 12:00-12:45

A general discussion about how European neuroscience could move faster and act more efficiently in the fight against climate change.


SiE03 – Colours of the Brainbow: From ethnic diversity to global inclusion in European Neuroscience

9 July, 19:00-20:30

This event will provide a platform for emerging scientists to collectively voice their opinion towards shaping a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture in European neuroscience.


SiE11 – Neuroethics roundtable workshop

10 July, 14:00-15:30

More details coming soon.


SiE14 – Sustainable data mining

12 July, 12:00-12:45

More details coming soon.


SiE17 – Ten things you can do today to increase and promote diversity in your neuroscience journal

12 July, 12:00-12:45

Representatives from EJN and the ALBA Network will answer questions focusing on diversity and targeted at journal editors, publishers, authors and contributors. As a deliverable of this event, guidelines on how to make journals more inclusive and a related editorial in EJN will be published.


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NE08 – Are we equipped to work interdisciplinary? On the lack of philosophical education for neuroscientists

10 July, 18:45-20:30


SE20 – Reproducibility in neuroscience

7 July, 16:00-22:00