BNA supports March for Science

19th Apr 2017

The British Neuroscience Association joins organisations worldwide in supporting this weekend’s March for Sciencecience and its mission to recognise the importance of scientific research and global collaboration in health, safety, economies and governments.

UK marches are due to take place this Saturday 22nd April in Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Manchester and Norwich.  Thousands of people are expected to take part in over 500 marches across the world, with the main event centred in Washington DC.

The March for Science, “champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity” and calls for people to, “unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.”

One of the BNA’s charitable objectives is to represent the interests of neuroscience researchers and promote the case for the advancement of neuroscience research in the United Kingdom to government. Supporting the March for Science initiative is one way the BNA meets this objective and represents its members.  

BNA President Stafford Lightman stated that, “The BNA recognises that this is a key moment for neuroscientists to join people worldwide and champion the importance and value of scientific research.  Scientists must be able to continue carrying out their work, have the funding to do so, and the freedom to communicate their findings so that robust scientific evidence is used to underpin public policy.”

The BNA joins international neuroscience organisations FENS, IBRO and SfN in supporting the March for Science.

If any members have comments or suggestions for how the BNA can represent them better they are encouraged to contact the BNA office

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