A bold experiment in open science


by Daniel McCabe, BA’89

The Neuro is about to shake things up again.More than 80 years ago, when it first opened its doors, the Montreal Neurological Instituteoffered up a bold vision for the future of neuroscience. Clinicians treating patients and researchers examining different neurological disorders and diseases began collaborating more closely than ever before.

The institute recently announced that it will embark on a five-year project during which all of its research results, and all of the data associated with that research, will be made widely available. The Neuro won’t pursue patents on any of its discoveries.

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