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After providing all the funding for The Brain from Top to Bottom for over 10 years, the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction informed us that because of budget cuts, they were going to be forced to stop sponsoring us as of March 31, 2013.
We have approached a number of organizations, all of which have recognized the value of our work. But we have not managed to find the funding we need. We must therefore ask our readers for donations so that we can continue updating and adding new content to The Brain from Top to Bottom web site and blog.
Please rest assured that we are doing our utmost to continue our mission
of providing the general public with the best possible information about the
brain and neuroscience in the original spirit of the Internet: the desire
to share information free of charge and with no advertising.
your support is moral, financial, or both, thank you from the bottom of
Bruno Dubuc, Patrick Robert, Denis Paquet and Al Daigen
WORK TO BE DONE
(Here is the work we will do with the funding received, starting from the bottom of thermometer and working up.)
Minimum site maintenance
1-2 hours/week ($1 875/year)
Answer e-mail every day, correct outdated links and typographical errors, update scientific information, mail out promotional posters and brochures, etc. In other words, keep the site from deteriorating and project the sense that there is still someone taking care of it.
Weekly posts on the French blog
3-4 hours/week ($5 650/year)
Add new content in French every week, in the form of a blog post summarizing recent neuroscientific research. Each post includes links to the study or studies discussed, as well as to selected pages of The Brain from Top to Bottom that will help readers to place this new research in context. On these same pages, links will be added pointing back to the blog post, so that the blog and the site content truly form an organic whole.
Translation of French blog posts into English
2-3 hours/week ($4 250/year)
Translate each blog post from French to English so that readers of the English version enjoy the same new content every week as readers of the French version do.
October 24th, 2016
In the year after government funding for this website ended (April 2013 through
March 2014), our fundraising campaign brought in nearly $8 000 in donations
from the public. The next two years, we raised nearly $4 000 per year.
On 24 October 2016, donations were approaching $ 2,000 for the first half of the 2016-2017 budget.
Our sincerest thanks to all of you who have made these donations that have helped us keep this site alive.