The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication
from 4-8 September 2023
Tannenbaum Open Science Institute (Montréal, Canada)
Annabel Seyller is the Chief of Staff at the Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital (The Neuro) and Chief Executive Officer of the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI). The Neuro is the first academic institution in the world to fully embrace Open Science principles across the institution and has created this new entity to implement practice of Open Science at The Neuro and engage the whole scientific community to embrace these principles for greater and lasting impact.
COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated how acting collectively and sharing quickly can save lives. Millions of people around the world are currently affected by neurological diseases; as people get older, the number of people that will develop or die from these will dramatically increase in the years to come. Can putting Open Science in practice actually help? Does giving access to deeply characterized cohorts of patients drive reproducible science and empower research participants? Are donors, patients, pharma companies, researchers, institutions, clinicians, trainees ready for that cultural shift? The Neuro is the first academic institution in the world to fully embrace Open Science as institutional guiding principles. The Tanenbaum Open Science Institute is the vehicle to implement this within the walls of the institution, and across Canada. In her presentation, Annabel Seyller will talk about the lessons learned from their initial 5 years in the Open, and what she starts to see as the future of Open Science. She will also share some pending challenges, related to institutions’ reaction towards OS.