Registered at the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China, the Chinese Neuroscience Society(CNS) was founded in 1995 in Shanghai. CNS is affiliated to Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. CNS is a nonprofit learned society of Chinese neuroscientists from universities, research institutions and hospitals all over the country. Currently it has more than 4700 members distributed in all the provinces except for Taiwan province and Xizang Autonomous Region.
The aim of the Society is to unite the neuroscientists throughout the country to contribute to the development of neuroscience in China and to the flourish of China's modernization. The principal work of the Society includes the promotion of academic exchanges among Chinese neuroscientists and with foreign neuroscientists by organizing domestic and international academic conferences and meetings, the dissemination of neuroscience knowledge and advanced technology in the country, providing the advisory services and supervision of publication of Chinese Journal of Neuroscience.
The membership of CNS has three categories: personal member, organizational member and honorary member. There are 5 working committees and 14 specialized committees under CNS. The Chinese Neuroscience Society for has already joined International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) in 1995 as corporate member.
CNS organizes national conference every two years and members' representative assembly is held every four years.
President: Shumin Duan
General Secretary: Shigang He
Address: 319 Yueyang Road, Shanghai, 200031