Information for Researchers

Whether you are new to Cambridge or a well established member of the community, you will find lots of information here to enable you to have a rich and fulfilling experience while at Cambridge.

Collaboration and Networking

Looking for a collaborator?

Neuroscience research is undertaken in virtually every department of the School of Biological Sciences and in more than half of the Departments of the School of Clinical Medicine. In addition to this, related research is carried out in all of the other Schools of the University, with principal investigators spanning departments as diverse as Biological Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Physics, and Social & Political Science.

If you would like to identify potential collaborators or researchers with expertise in a particular technique, please search the Directory. To discuss your ideas for Cambridge Neuroscience, or receive assistance setting up a collaboration, please contact the Cambridge Neuroscience Strategic Manager. You will find information on equipment and resources here.

Join Cambridge Neuroscience

Become a member of Cambridge Neuroscience. You can create an online searchable profile at Cambridge Neuroscience and be part of this vibrant cross school community at the University of Cambridge. You will have access to workshops, seminars, funding, training and networking opportunities and be kept up to date with all things neuroscience across Cambridge and beyond. You can also follow Cambridge Neuroscience on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Join us today!

Check out the diverse range of talks and seminars (> 300 annually) from across the entire Cambridge Neuroscience community at, where you can sign up for email alerts. Forthcoming seminars are also listed here.


You have the opportunity to join CamBRAIN, our Early Career Researcher society, committed to fostering collaboration and communication amongst its members, appreciating the diversity of research and interests that fall under the umbrella of this rapidly expanding and exciting field of neuroscience. In addition, to academic talks, presentations and workshops intended for personal/career development, CamBRAIN runs a series of social and public engagement events which allow our members to share experiences and build successful networks. Find out more about CamBRAIN here.

Postdoc Neuroscience Network (PNN)

The purpose of the University of Cambridge Postdoc Neuroscience Network (PNN) is to directly support interdisciplinary research, collaboration, knowledge transfer, communication, and early career development across the more than 300 Postdocs working under the remit of Cambridge Neuroscience. They run annual events that serve to explore the issues affecting Postdocs across Cambridge Neuroscience such as funding, training, shaping change in academia and much more. Find out more about PNN here.

Biological Sciences Early PI Network

The Biological Sciences Early PI Network within the School of the Biological Sciences is a group of over 50 Principal Investigators who have started their lab in Cambridge in the last five years. For most members, this is the first experience of leading a group. The Network spans all Departments and Institutes in the School of Biological Sciences and is made up of a mix of Career Development Fellows and Lecturers whose research covers the breadth of biological sciences. They offer peer-support and advice during the challenging transition to lab head. More information can be found here.

Connect Health Tech


Connect Health Tech is an online community that aims to support collaboration at the interface between medicine and technology, across physical and biomedical/life sciences, to enable partnerships, innovation and future growth. Their partners are key stakeholders across the University and the cluster and through this community you can discover, meet, collaborate with members from across these groups and audiences outside of your sector, discipline or research area. More information and details on how to join can be found here.

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) & FENS

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is the largest UK organisation representing and promoting neuroscience and neuroscientists. By joining the BNA (reduced rates for students) you will be part of a vibrant, progressive community of 2,000+ members, and you will help to define and deliver the future of neuroscience. BNA members also receive benefits including free membership of the Federation of European Neuroscience Associations (FENS), access to reduced fees for the US-based Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting, eligibility for prizes, bursaries and funding – and much more. See the different membership types, to find out what benefits you will get as a BNA member.