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6th Annual Neuro Open Science in Action Symposium 2024

Thursday, November 7, 2024 09:00to18:00
Montreal Neurological Institute Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

6th Annual Neuro Open Science in Action Symposium 2024

An event organized by the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute
In person at The Neuro and livestreamed online.

Registration required, click here.

To watch virtually, click here.

Open Science Throughout the Research Lifecycle 

This year's Symposium will highlight how Open Science works through various stages of the research lifecyle, focusing on areas where it is not yet widely practiced, such as data acquisition in laboratories. Interactive sessions will cover open resources enabling better study design, initiatives to increase diversity in research data, open-source hardware for data acquisition and collaborative approaches to catalyze big open data analysis.


Ed Lein, Senior Investigator at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, will kick off the event with the keynote lecture, providing an overview of the open education tools developed by the Allen Institute, which are invaluable for enhancing neuroscience education and strengthening experimental design. 

Open Science Prize Ceremony

The day will conclude with the 2024 Neuro-Irv and Helga Cooper Foundation Open Science Prizes Ceremony. The winners of this premier OS competition will accept their awards and present their work. Following the ceremony, symposium attendees are invited to celebrate and network over cocktails.


*All times are EST


Welcome & Opening Remarks


Keynote Lecture


Refreshment Pause


Session 1: Diversity in Data Acquisition 


Session 2: Poster Highlights



Trainee Poster Session

1:30 Welcome Back
1:35 Session 3: Open Hardware
2:35 Session 4: Collaborative Initiatives Enabling Open Data Analysis
3:05 Refreshment Pause

The Neuro - Irv and Helga Cooper Open Science Prize Ceremony

Canadian Trainee Prize

International Trainee Prize

Main International Prize

4:05 Closing Remarks
4:15 Cocktail & Networking



Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, The Neuro (The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital)

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is at 3801 University Street, north of Pine Avenue West, on the McGill University campus opposite the former Royal Victoria Hospital.

Montreal is served by highway Routes 10, 15, 20 and 40, and by Greyhound Bus, ViaRail and the P-E-Trudeau airport. In the city, bus and metro service is provided by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM).

Wheelchair access

A wheelchair accessible entrance is on University Street north of the main entrance. Another wheelchair accessible entrance is in the loading area behind the building: to enter the loading area, turn into the driveway south of the main entrance. Please note, there is no parking in the loading area.


Parking near The Neuro is sometimes difficult. There are parking meters on University Street and a parking lot north of the main entrance. To enter the lot, turn right into the driveway toward Molson Stadium.

Information about parking fees

Taxi Stand

There is a taxi stand on University Street across from the main entrance. You may call a cab from the free taxi phone in the main lobby near the Security Desk.

Access by Public Transportation (STM website)


There are four bus stops within walking distance:

  • Bus 144 stops at Pine Avenue and University Street
  • Bus 356 stops at Sherbrooke Street and University Street (Nightbus)
  • Bus 107 stops at Pine Avenue and Docteur Penfield
  • Bus 24 stops at Sherbrooke Street and University Street


Take the Metro Green Line to the McGill station. Walk north on University Street and cross Pine Avenue. The main entrance is on the right, past the flags.

Organizing Committee

Gabriel Pelletier, Open Science Data Manager, Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI)

Leah Lefort, TOSI Coordinator

Annabel Seyller, Chief of Staff, The Neuro and CEO, TOSI

Thomas Durcan, Associate Professor, The Neuro and Co-Chair, TOSI Prize Committee

Roberta La Piana, Assistant Professor, The Neuro and Co-Chair, TOSI Prize Committee

Luisa Pimentel, Open Science Community Officer, Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI)

Debbie Rashcovsky, Events Lead, The Neuro



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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.



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