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Friday, August 9 • 13:00 - 13:50
NeuroFedora: FOSS and open (neuro)science

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Evidence based policy making is extremely important. Not only does this require scientists to work harder on informing the powers that be, it is perhaps more important that scientific process be made accessible to everyone without limitations.

The scientific community has recently begun pushing towards Open Science, and the philosophy of Open Science, not surprisingly, is very similar to that of FOSS. Researchers are now using FOSS for all their programming needs, the data they gather is being made openly available for all to see, and the results they come up with are being disseminated openly via the Open Access movement.

Some of us recently came together to form the NeuroFedora initiative — Free software for Free neuroscience.

In this talk, I will:
  • briefly discuss the scientific pipeline to show how FOSS already enables a large proportion of it
  • attempt to disprove the myth that "research is too hard for anyone but academics" with the aim being to encourage FOSS enthusiasts to take it up as a hobby in the same way they take up development of any other kind
  • introduce the NeuroFedora initiative, discuss what the research community thought of our poster at CNS2019
  • present ideas, and discuss how we at Fedora can help further Open Science in general.
  • conclude by proposing that the many science related SIGs that already exist in the Fedora community come together under an umbrella group that makes longer term goals for Fedora's role in Open Science in a way similar to how the Council directs Fedora.

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Ankur Sinha

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Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek

software engineer, Red Hat

Friday August 9, 2019 13:00 - 13:50 CEST
Orion (102m² / 40 people) Budapest, Kárpát utca 62-64, 1133 Hungary
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