This project has been made possible in part by the Brain Canada Foundation through the Canada Brain Research Fund, with the financial support of Health Canada.
The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP)
The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) aims to bring together many of the country’s leading scientists in basic and clinical neuroscience to form an interactive network of collaborations in brain research, interdisciplinary student training, international partnerships, clinical translation and open publishing. The platform will provide a unified interface to the research community and will propel Canadian neuroscience research into a new era of open neuroscience research with the sharing of both data and methods, the creation of large-scale databases, the development of standards for sharing, the facilitation of advanced analytic strategies, the open dissemination to the global community of both neuroscience data and methods, and the establishment of training programs for the next generation of computational neuroscience researchers. CONP aims to remove the technical barriers to practicing open science and improve the accessibility and reusability of neuroscience research to accelerate the pace of discovery.
Sharing More Neuroscience Data
A recent publication describes a new data access policy model, which could help CONP partners share data broadly with scientific and healthcare communities. S.O.M. Dyke et al. Registered Access: Authorizing Data Access. European Journal of Human Genetics, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41431-018-0219-y. Lead author, Dr. Stephanie Dyke, is an ethics & policy researcher at McGill’s Montreal Neurological Institute and
Research Scholar Program
Research Scholar Program Funding agencies, publishers and institutions increasingly require researchers to apply Open Science practices in order to more effectively address societal concerns and priorities. The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) is proud to offer a unique scholarship opportunity for graduate level and post-doctoral researchers who want to influence the future of open science
Government of Canada and Brain Canada announce a $10M grant
The government of Canada and Brain Canada announce a $10-million grant to establish a platform that will help researchers share data more widely and efficiently. Read the full article inside.
Day 1 – Dinner speech from Alan Evans
At the end of Day 1, Alan Evans had a chance to address the attendees of the CONP Plenary meeting during Dinner. The following is a transcript of his speech.
Number of Partner Institutions
The CONP is composed of many institutions, both nationally and internationally. These universities, research labs, and private corporations share a similar vision of shaping the future of neuroscience.