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Federal Leaders Kick Off Webinar Series on Data Standards for Behavioral and Brain Sciences

October 22, 2020

Arthur “Skip” Lupia, Assistant Director of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation, and Jerry Sheehan, Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine, Co-chairs of the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Subcommittee on Open Science, joined FABBS Past President Nora Newcombe to kick off the FABBS webinar series on Data Standards for the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. (Slides and recording available here.)

Recognizing the shared goals of advancing the rigor and accessibility of our sciences, this session was designed to be a resource for FABBS members, providing an update on the federal policies in place and on the horizon regarding data sharing requirements, opportunities, and challenges. In future sessions, FABBS members will have the opportunity to hear from behavioral and brain scientists leading the way in data sharing and management, ask questions about what they have learned along the way, and gather advice for scientists working to both comply with guidance and fulfill the FAIR principles of Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability.


Please join us for the upcoming sessions (also updated here):

Data Standards for Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Opportunities for Researchers and Research 
Thursday, November 5 at 12:00 pm ET

  • Chair: Shelley Stall, American Geophysical Union
  • Maryann Martone, University of California San Diego
  • Adam Ferguson, University of California, San Francisco

Register here.


Data Standards for Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Strong Examples 
Tuesday, November 10 at 2:00 pm ET

  • Karen Adolph, New York University – Databrary 
  • Russell Poldrack, Stanford University – BIDS and OpenNeuro
  • Michael C. Frank, Stanford University – The Wordbank Project

Register here.


Data Standards for Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Next Steps 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET

Register here.

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