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The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform—An open science framework for the neuroscience community

Rachel Harding, Patrick Bermudez, Alexander Bernier, Michael J.S. Beauvais, Pierre Bellec, Sean Hill, Agah Karakuzu, Bartha Maria Knoppers, Paul Pavlidis, Jean-Baptiste Poline, Jane Roskams, Nikola Stikov, Jessica Stone, Stephen C. Strother and Alan C. Evans

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The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) takes a multifaceted approach to enabling open neuroscience, aiming to make research, data, and tools accessible to everyone, with the ultimate objective of accelerating discovery. Its core infrastructure is the CONP Portal, a repository with a decentralized design, where datasets and analysis tools across disparate platforms can be browsed, searched, accessed, and shared in accordance with FAIR principles. Another key piece of CONP infrastructure is NeuroLibre, a preprint server capable of creating and hosting executable and fully reproducible scientific publications that embed text, figures, and code. As part of its holistic approach, the CONP has also constructed frameworks and guidance for ethics and data governance, provided support and developed resources to help train the next generation of neuroscientists, and has fostered and grown an engaged community through outreach and communications. In this manuscript, we provide a high-level overview of this multipronged platform and its vision of lowering the barriers to the practice of open neuroscience and yielding the associated benefits for both individual researchers and the wider community.

Subjects: 1900 Biomedical engineering > 1900 Biomedical engineering
Department: Institut de génie biomédical
Research Center: NeuroPoly - Laboratoire de Recherche en Neuroimagerie
Funders: Université Laval, University of Calgary, Concordia University, Western University, University of British Columbia, Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal, Fonds de recherche du Québec, Brain Canada Platform Support Grant Competition Award, Irving Ludmer Family Foundation, McGill / MNI Tanenbaum Open Science Institute, Ontario Brain Institute/Rotman Research Institute, École Polytechnique, McLaughlin Centre / University of Toronto, Douglas Hospital Research Foundation, Human Brain Project, Dell/EMC, IBM, Compute Canada, Québec Bio-Imaging Network
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/54369/
Journal Title: PLOS Computational Biology (vol. 19, no. 7)
Publisher: Public Library of Science
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011230
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011230
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2023 14:50
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2023 11:17
Cite in APA 7: Harding, R., Bermudez, P., Bernier, A., Beauvais, M. J.S., Bellec, P., Hill, S., Karakuzu, A., Knoppers, B. M., Pavlidis, P., Poline, J.-B., Roskams, J., Stikov, N., Stone, J., Strother, S. C., & Evans, A. C. (2023). The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform—An open science framework for the neuroscience community. PLOS Computational Biology, 19(7), e1011230 (14 pages). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011230


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