Archives : December 2016

Open Science initiative – Exceptional Donation of $ 20 Million

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Exceptional donation of $ 20 million donated to the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital by the Tanenbaum family. The creation of the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute will develop and promote the Open Science initiative.

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We are very proud of the special mention of the partnership between the Quebec Parkinson Network and the CBIG-Repository biobank (Neuro Open Science Clinical Biologic Imaging and Genetic Repository) , as an example of the successful development of the Open Science initiative.

“The CBIG-Repository is already partnering with the Quebec Parkinson Network.”
“That pilot project is the best example of what we hope to do,” says Karamchandani.

“We have more than 100 patients [with Parkinson's disease] who have altruistically agreed To donate to CBIG Fifty of these patients will receive high-level imaging and all of this will be anonymous, de-identified and placed on a secure server where researchers with an ethically valid and scientifically valid They need to answer their research questions. “Jason Karamchandani

This is a magnificent mark of recognition for the work accomplished in recent years and a tremendous encouragement to continue it.