What is Neuronline?
Neuronline is a members-only home for learning and discussion. It's an online community where you can share great science, network, forge collaborations, and keep in touch — anytime, anywhere — within a trusted forum. While Neuronline's articles, videos, and other media content are based on SfN programming to serve member needs, Neuronline's discussions will be generated by members, for members, as with the annual meeting and The Journal of Neuroscience — making your involvement the key to its success.
Why is Neuronline only for members?
Limiting Neuronline access to SfN members offers SfN members the benefit of learning-focused content as a part of their membership. It also ensures members can communicate and collaborate in a private space with colleagues and peers. At any point in time, three articles are open to the public for general viewing. Additionally, all users get a preview of all articles, allowing them to see the first few lines to better understand the content available on Neuronline. In the discussion forums, two areas are open to the general public: all the annual meeting related discussions and "Neurobiology of Disease Workshop." These topics are open to non-SfN members in order to facilitate communications with key constituencies such as meeting attendees who may not be members. In addition, non-SfN members who have participated in specific SfN-supported programs like the Neuroscience Scholars Program and the Latin America Training Program are also able to participate in related communities.
How were the categories on Neuronline determined?
For initial launch Neuronline categories were established based on broad categories and topics addressed within the field and SfN's mission. These categories are envisioned to have many threads and topics that might be addressed within the broader community. Neuronline has a scientific research category, eight career-related communities and three public outreach-related communities. The careers categories have been created for members interested in discussing issues related to professional development, career advice, and program development among other topics. The outreach categories focus on issues related to public outreach, animals in research, and brain awareness and teaching.
What is the Neuronline Community?
The Neuronline Community is the discussion and networking branch of Neuronline. This site hosts discussion forums where members can connect about scientific or professional development topics with other neuroscientists at every career stage. In this online community where you can share great science, network, forge collaborations, and keep in touch — anytime, anywhere — within a trusted forum. While Neuronline's articles, videos, and other media content are based on SfN programming to serve member needs, Neuronline Community discussions are generated by members, for members, as with the Annual Meeting and The Journal of Neuroscience — making your involvement the key to its success.
Why is the Neuronline Community only for members?
Limiting Neuronline access to SfN members offers SfN members the benefit of learning-focused content as a part of their membership. It also ensures members can communicate and collaborate in a private space with colleagues and peers. Select parts of the Neuronline Community are open to all, such as the Foundations of Rigor in Neuroscience discussion area.
You can find all this information on the Community Guidelines page.
Who can see my profile and/or postings?
Neuronline Community users include SfN members and non-SfN members; non-SfN members are restricted in the content they can view. There are a few communities that include non-SfN members and these members are able to view postings within these communities such asthe Annual Meeting related discussions
How do I change my username in Community?
To change your username, go to your Account Settings and click Change next to Display Name.
What is a Community Leader?
Neuronline Community Leaders are engaged members and experts in particular research fields who volunteered their time and efforts to lead discussions, blogs, and recaps of events in the Community.
How can I manage my email notifications?
Users can receive updates about both new content posted to the site by following specific forums or users. Manage your SfN notifications on your My Communications page and your Neuronline Community notifications by navigating to your Notification Settings.
Are discussions on Neuronline Community moderated? Why can't I see something that I posted?
Neuronline Community discussions are moderated by SfN staffIf a user posts a message that is inappropriate (off-topic or in violation of the Neuronline Community Guidelines), other members may flag the post as inappropriate and the SfN Community Specialist will review the message and delete it as needed.
Something inappropriate, off-topic, or offensive was posted in the forums. What should I do?
We encourage you to flag posts you consider inappropriate by clicking Report Post on the top right of the post. This will generate a message to the SfN staff who will review the post and take appropriate action.
How do I delete a post?
As a user of Neuronline Community, you can choose to withdraw your post by clicking the trash icon underneath it. It will be hidden and then deleted after 96 hours if the Community Coordinator does not undelete it. If you wish to have it removed immediately or have chosen to delete a post by accident, email the SfN Community Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also edit your post at any time by clicking Edit under your post.
Why am I not receiving e-mails?
To ensure you receive valuable content from Neuronline, add email@example.com and/or the "sfn.org" domain name to your "Safe Sender's List."
Can I respond to Neuronline discussion posts via e-mail?
To contribute to discussions within the Neuronline Community, you must log in to the Neuronline website. While e-mail notifications are available to help ensure you are kept in the loop on the latest discussions, you cannot respond to Neuronline discussion threads by e-mail. The e-mail notifications do, however, include a link back to the site so that you can easily respond to the post online.
What kinds of files can I post in the community resource libraries?
Members can post most types of documents and multimedia files that are relevant to the topic of the community.
If you wish to post a file of an unsupported file type to a resource library, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Can I post copyrighted articles and other materials?
Members should have or obtain permission to post any copyrighted material before posting to Neuronline Community. For research articles, it is recommended you post a link rather than post the full-text or an abstract of an article since this will allow members who have legitimate access to that article to view it without violating copyright laws. Please refer to the Copyright Notice.