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3-008 - How Data Sharing Succeeded in Neuroimaging

Sat, October 6, 3:00 to 4:30pm, Doubletree Hilton, Room: Fiesta I

Session Type: Keynote Address


The sharing of data has become a central goal in many areas of science, but some areas have been more successful than others. I will discuss the collective journey towards open data sharing that has happened in the neuroimaging community over the last two decades, which has now led to fairly widespread sharing and re-use of imaging datasets. I will focus on two sets of factors that have been central to this journey: incentives to share data, and infrastructure to facilitate data sharing.

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Russell A. Poldrack is the Albert Ray Lang Professor in the Department of Psychology and Professor (by courtesy) of Computer Science at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience. His research uses neuroimaging to understand the brain systems underlying decision making and executive function. His lab is also engaged in the development of neuroinformatics tools to help improve the reproducibility and transparency of neuroscience, including the and data sharing projects and the Cognitive Atlas ontology.