Measuring the Impact of Open Science

We have a responsibility to our patients and our researchers to deliver on the promises of Open Science. 

By measuring the impact of our efforts, we hope to validate the approach and continue to expand the Open Science movement.

We have mandated an independent Open Science Evaluation Committee to measure the impact of Open Science at The Neuro. This committee is chaired by Richard Gold from the McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and made up of a team of international social scientists from Biomedical Ethics, Economics and Innovation policy.

The committee will work with organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to define appropriate metrics and evaluate the Open Science model to identify academic, innovation, and research policies that promote global economic and social well-being.

The committee will assess:

  • Transparency: Is The Neuro living up to its principles and best practices?
  • The effect on research: Do researchers outside of The Neuro make use of the data and materials that The Neuro has made available?
  • The effect on institutional norms: Do other institutions follow, in whole or in part, The Neuro’s lead on Open Science?
  • Internal effect: Does The Neuro attract additional resources, whether human or financial, as a result of the initiative?
  • Local economic effect: Does the Initiative lead to new innovation or jobs in the Greater Montreal region?

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The Neuro is a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering the highest 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.