Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform launches

The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) recently held its plenary meeting on February 19th and 20th. The following is an excerpt from their website (

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 re-usability of neuroscience research to accelerate the pace of discovery.

Media coverage of the event:

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 HERE

Video coverage of the CONP Plenary meeting on CTV

Read the article and watch the video HERE

Alan Evans delivers a speech during the CONP supper event

At the end of Day 1, Alan Evans had a chance to address the attendees of the CONP Plenary meeting during Dinner. The following transcript of his speech may read HERE