Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI)

TOSI establishes The Neuro as a leader and living lab for Open Science, with the goal of:

  • establishing best practices and developing tools and infrastructure to support sharing at The Neuro
  • expanding and measuring its impact 
  • encouraging the global scientific community to embrace this new way of doing research.


Meet the people behind the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI), collaborating to make Open Science a reality at The Neuro and beyond. 

Founders Group

Larry Tanenbaum and Heather Munroe-Blum lead the TOSI Founders Group. Together, they work to:

  • Promote, support and propel Open Science to accelerate discovery and guide The Neuro’s transformative journey
  • Broker, foster and nurture relationships and gather resources to support and advance The Neuro's Open Science mission.

Leaders Council

The TOSI Leaders Council consists of twelve members who:

  • Serve as ambassadors in promoting the mission and goals of Open Science
  • Advise on issues and opportunities in the fields of science, policy, governance, finance, and human resources
  • Evaluate the advancement of this innovative research model.


Naomi Azrieli, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Azrieli Foundation

Alan Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, CIFAR

Jacques Bougie, Chair of The Neuro Advisory Board (ex-officio member)

Aled Edwards, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Structural Genomics Consortium

Rubin Gruber, Entrepreneur and Investor

Robert Mark Krembil, President, Krembil Foundation

Frank Litvack, Executive Chairman, Capricor Therapeutics

Jeff Mallett, Founding President and Chief Operating Officer, Director, Yahoo!

Lisa McKerracher, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BioAxone

Heather Munroe-Blum, Chairperson, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University (2003-2013); TOSI Founder, member ex-officio

Guy Rouleau (Chair), Director, The Neuro, TOSI Founder, member ex-officio

Larry Tanenbaum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited, TOSI Founder, member ex-officio

From left to right:
Jeff Mallet, Frank Litvack, Heather Munroe-Blum, Aled Edwards, Robert Mark Krembil, Lisa McKerracher, Rubin Gruber, Larry Tanenbaum, Guy Rouleau
Missing from photo: Naomi Azrieli and Jacques Bougie

Executive Team

The TOSI Executive Team is made up of Guy Rouleau and Annabel Seyller, who:

  • Plan and manage the implementation of Open Science at The Neuro
  • Support the Founders Group and Leaders Council in all aspects of achieving their mandates.

Guy Rouleau

Guy Rouleau
Director, The Neuro

Co-Founder of the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute

Annabel Seyller

Annabel Seyller
Chief of Staff, The Neuro

CEO, Tanenbaum Open Science Institute

Open Science Grassroots Initiatives Committee

The Committee encourages and promotes Open Science grassroots initiatives and research practices at The Neuro and beyond for the advancement of knowledge and clinical care, and the welfare of the community. It aims to:

  • Collect and understand what our researchers need to adopt Open Science practices and deliver concrete outcomes in research and education
  • Keep our Open Science model at the cutting-edge by providing practical and strategic insights on current open science research worldwide
  • Define top priorities for implementation at The Neuro and report to TOSI’s Leaders Council.


adrien.peyrache [at] mcgill.ca (Adrien Peyrache) 

annabel.seyller [at] mcgill.ca ( Annabel Seyller) (TOSI Co-Chair)

annabel.seyller [at] mcgill.ca (Boris Bernhardt) 

christine.tardif [at] mcgill.ca (Christine Lucas Tardif) 

ed.ruthazer [at] mcgill.ca (Edward Ruthazer)

jo.stratton [at] mcgill.ca (Jo Anne Stratton  )(Researcher (Co-Chair)

madeleine.sharp [at] mcgill.ca (Madeleine Sharp) 

roberta.lapiana [at] mcgill.ca (Roberta La Piana)

stuart.trenholm [at] mcgill.ca (Stuart Trenholm )

ziv.gan-or [at] mcgill.ca (Ziv Gan-Or )

Term: 2 years, renewable


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