Neuro-Gairdner Open Science in Action Symposium

Wednesday, November 11, 2020toThursday, November 12, 2020
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Open Science - transforming our approach to science and medicine by sharing research data and materials, and removing barriers to collaboration. 

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), the world’s first Open Science health research institute, and the Gairdner Foundation, best known for Canada’s premier prizes in biomedicine, have joined forces this year to host the second edition of the Neuro Open Science in Action Symposium.  

This virtual two-day symposium will bring together global leaders in Open Science including researchers, patient advocates, policy-makers, funders, industry, philanthropic organizations, and science communicators for critical exchange via lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and networking events. 

Learn from national and international experts on Open Science and healthcare innovation, data governance, open biobanking, policy, patient consent and engagement, neuroinformatics and more. Learn how The Neuro is putting patients front and centre in Open Science. 

Registration is free! Register now to receive program updates!

November 11 

Open Science in Action will focus on the crucial role Open Science has played in the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the significant advances enabled by Open Science, as well as the challenges in Open Science that have been brought to light. It will also provide a forum for a broad range of perspectives on Open Science from academia, industry, policymakers, patient advocates, and voices from the global research and Canadian Indigenous communities. 

November 12 

Open Science in Practice will focus on how Open Science practice and principles are changing neuroscience research, with special attention on Canadian platforms, tools, and services neuroscience researchers can use right now to make their work more open. 

Learn more and apply for The Neuro Open Science in Action Prizes!

Join the conversation online: Follow us and use the #OpenScienceinAction hashtag!

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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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