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Open Science has the power to transform research and care, accelerate the discovery of new treatments and cures and ultimately, change lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an unprecedented level of openness and shifted biomedical research into high gear, with scientists and inventors spontaneously adopting Open Science in a race against time to solve the global crisis.

At The Neuro we are committed to openly sharing data, resources and expertise in order to rapidly bring an end to the suffering caused by neurological disorders. In this webinar series, learn how The Neuro is putting Open Science in action, accelerating discovery to benefit patients and the global society.

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Open for science? See how patients are inspiring our research

How do you find new treatments or cures for neurological disorders? Look to patients first, and build a game changing Open Biobank.

The Neuro’s C-BIG Repository is collecting biological samples and clinical data from patients and volunteers to empower cutting-edge research that will advance the understanding, diagnosis and treatment development for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiples Sclerosis. Powerful datasets will be available to researchers worldwide, and will respect strict ethical requirements, empowering patients to take an active role in Open Science and participate in advancing research.

How can patients contribute to the better understanding of their own diseases? How does an open biobank work? How can you contribute to it or access it? How is open science breaking down barriers to accelerate discovery?

Join us for this first Open Science webinar with a physician and a patient who will discuss this unique collaboration and the scientific, personal, technical and ethical challenges of an open access biobank that could potentially save lives.


Thursday, July 16 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT


  • Jason Karamchandani: Neuropathologist, Director of the C-BIG Repository, The Neuro | Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, McGill University
  • Ingrid Kovitch: Patient Advocate for Open Science


Zoom link will be sent to registrants

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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is 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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