Plan for Neuroscience Research During and After the COVID-19 Era: The SNACC Research Committee's suggestions

John Halle

Numerous facets of neuroscience research have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The SNACC Research Committee met virtually at the Society of Neuroscience in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) Annual Meeting to discuss potential strategies for facilitating research activities and the difficulties faced by researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This consensus statement includes these issues and suggestions. The goals are as follows: provide an overview of the difficulties and disruptions that the COVID-19 pandemic has posed to neuroscience research, and put forth a set of unanimous recommendations for enhancing the sustainability of research throughout and after the current pandemic. The safety of laboratory and human subject study operations can be improved with specific recommendations. If specific investigations are impossible due to changes in society or regulations, complementary research activities are also outlined for laboratory and clinical researchers. In order to ensure that scientific collaboration and the exchange of ideas can continue, the role of virtual platforms is also discussed in relation to scheduling research meetings, fostering new collaborations, and holding conferences.