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The Importance of Being Open: The MANY Different Flavours of Open Neuroscience

11:00am-12:00pm, May 1, 2020

Zoom (details below)
Jane Roskams

From Dr. Roskams: For over 2 decades, I have been enamored by the promise of open data, protocol and standard sharing, and the people that make open science happen. I was born Open. Open influenced the way I ran my lab, the way I think about interdisciplinary problem-solving, and influenced scientific and career choices I have made. It has also opened doors for me to engage in influencing and guiding policy that will create more open channels for brain research globally in the future. We are at an incredibly opportunistic time for Open Science to move from a niche movement into a leading principle to help us reach across silos and guide the way we can all do research in a more accountable and reproducible way. Cloud-based sharing and compute also opens a myriad of ways to bring computational skills and mathematical modeling together with neuroscience technologies to close the gap between theory, experiment and action – and crossing the human-computer interface to Brain-inspired AI. I will not be showing action potentials, NMDA receptors, optogenetics, neuroimaging, or behavioral/cognitive assays. But I will take you through some distinct examples of “Open” that I have been engaged in that include all of these. Each have taught me very different lessons -  and I will finish with ways we can ALL be more involved in accelerating progress via Open Science.


You can join this talk by clicking on the Zoom link here. The meeting ID is: 624 107 423. If you would like to call into the meeting, you can find your local number here