The Society for functional near-infrared spectroscopy (SfNIRS) is a professional organization of basic and clinical scientists who seek to understand the functional properties of biological tissues, especially the brain, using optical methods. The aim of the Society is to promote the exchange of ideas, interdisciplinary collaboration, and education.

The purpose of this website is to help strengthen the community by providing information about instruments, probes, analysis software, related meetings, publications, and more.

Elections 2021

The 2021 election for the next officers is now closed. The winners will be announced during the fNIRS 2021 virtual meeting

fNIRS 2021 (virtual)

Registration for the fNIRS 2021 virtual conference on October 18-22, 2021 is now open. To register follow the link: https://fnirs.org/2021-virtual-conference-registration. Registration will close on October 3rd 2021.

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fNIRS 2022 (2020 postponed)

The next in person conference will be held in Boston, MA, October 9-12, 2022.


The Society for fNIRS has adopted Neurophotonics as its official journal. Please consider submitting your next relevant article there. Additional information about impact factor, indexing and special issues can be found here.

Social networks

Our society is present and very active on social media. Join our group on Facebook or tweet your fNIRS related information on Twitter using the hashtag #fNIRS.