Open neuroscience and data-sharing

This series of scientist-written essays explores some of the benefits and challenges of data-sharing.

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Neuroscience graduate students deserve comprehensive data-literacy education

Despite growing requirements around how to handle and share data, formal training is lacking.

By Letisha R. Wyatt
15 July 2024 | 6 min read
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Designing an open-source microscope

Funding for the development of open-source tools is on the rise, but support for their maintenance and dissemination, both crucial for their meaningful uptake, remains a major challenge.

By Daniel Aharoni
17 June 2024 | 6 min read
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Neuroscience needs a research-video archive

Video data are enormously useful and growing rapidly, but the field lacks a searchable, shareable way to store them.

By Robert Froemke
6 May 2024 | 6 min read

Unleashing the power of DIY innovation in behavioral neuroscience

Widespread adoption of open-source tools calls for more support and training.

By Alexxai Kravitz, Mark Laubach
2 April 2024 | 0 min watch
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Pooling data points to new potential treatment for spinal cord injury

By gathering raw data from multiple labs, we identified an overlooked predictor of recovery after spinal cord injury. Many more insights remain trapped in scattered data.

By Adam Ferguson, Hannah Radabaugh, Abel Torres-Espin
4 March 2024 | 7 min read

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