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NeuroLibre: With great data comes great responsibility


Max van der Stoel Institute (, cordially invites you to attend the talk of Prof. Nikola Stikov (Stanford University alumni) entitled " NeuroLibre: With great data comes great responsibility" which will be held via this link: on Tuesday 19th, beginning at 13.00 o clock.

Title of the talk: "NeuroLibre: With great data comes great responsibility"

Prof. Nikola Stikov, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at École Polytechnique, University of Montreal, Canada.


In the 20th century, the academic journals got picked up by big publishers who started charging the public a lot of money to access the science. In the 21st century, it is time to take the science back by making it open. The large amounts of high quality data generated by scientists today can revolutionize the way we practice and communicate science, but in doing so we need to strike the right balance between transparency and privacy. This talk will introduce the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform ( and its efforts to reinvent academic publishing.


Dr. Nikola Stikov is associate professor of biomedical engineering, a researcher at the Montreal Heart Institute, and co-director of NeuroPoly, the Neuroimaging Research Laboratory at École Polytechnique, University of Montreal. His research runs the gamut of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging, from basic issues of standardization and accuracy, to biophysical modeling, microstructural imaging and clinical applications. In 2014 Dr. Stikov was elected Junior Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, in 2015 he joined the editorial board of the journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (MRM), and in 2018 he was elected to lead the society's reproducibility study group. Continuing with his open science activities, in 2019 Dr. Stikov joined the steering committee of the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform, leading the platform's publishing efforts.

The intent of the MVDSI Lecture Series is to increase the understanding of how science and technology affect current and future issues facing our community, and provide the opportunity to learn and discuss a variety of trending topics.