Policy and Advocacy Events at Neuroscience 2015

Empirical Approaches to Neuroscience and Society Symposium: Statistics and Computation for an Increasingly Quantitative Scientific FutureOrganizer/Moderator: Rita Balice-Gordon, PhDDate & Time: Saturday, October 17, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.Location: McCormick Place S100A The replication of scientific studies is a widely recognized challenge in neuroscience and requires practical solutions that can impact research, funding, publishing, and training. Speakers will discuss best practices in experimental design, statistical rigor, impact on animal use, methodological descriptions, reagent validation and sharing, data sharing, and the impact these have on funding and publishing practices. This symposium will also explore the role of inherent scientific biases and how these might be mitigated to achieve higher standards of reproducibility. Advocacy Networking Event Date & Time: Saturday, October 18, 4-5 p.m.Location: McCormick Place S504A SfN is hosting a reception for scientists interested…


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