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The Society in the social networks: Highlights of activity between July 2020 and October 2020

This is an executive summary of some of the activity that has occurred in the past few months compiled from posts made to our Facebook group page and to Twitter.


SfNIRS Newsletter November 2020

Welcome to the November 2020 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter, covering the period from July 2020 through October 2020. The news continues to be dominated by the COVID19 Pandemic, but the fNIRS datablitz demonstrated that activity remains high in labs around the world. Our community is resilient! In addition to lab-specific research, many activities supported by the society have been ongoing: educational tutorials, research webinars, and of course continued planning on the part of the SfNIRS Communications Committee. Here is a summary of events…


Communication strategy: diagnostic and planning

By Sergio Novi, Heather Bortfeld and Felipe Orihuela-Espina.


2nd Educational Tutorial

By Judit Gervain.


Openfnirs database

By Meryem Yücel and David Boas

As a community, we always encourage data sharing. The availability of openly accessible data both facilitates the reproducibility of the research findings, but, as importantly, opens up opportunities for new discoveries and interpretations without the repetition of the work. Now, we have a great platform to do just that!


SfNIRS Newsletter July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter, which covers the period from March 2020 through June 2020. This period has been dominated by the COVID19 pandemic, which has been difficult for research and business. We have had to adapt to the circumstances, including scarce access to our laboratories, restricted movement, a switch to virtual meetings and conferences, among other things. Nonetheless, it has been a period full of news. Here, you’ll find what we think is a complete summary.

The communications committee looks forward to hearing from you about future news items you’d like to see posted.


The pulse oximeter, Covid-19 and the legacy of Dr, Takuo Aoyagi

By Rob Cooper.


Research Webinars

By Felix Scholkmann.


Educational Tutorials

By Judit Gervain


Research Webinars and Educational Tutorials

By Clare Elwell.

We are setting up online activities to keep our community connected in the absence of face to face meetings.