Critical Knowledge Forum: Increasing SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio) in Science Communication
Be part of redefining the culture of higher education.
Higher education is changing. Colleges and universities are looking to collaborate, communicate and engage—with one another and with diverse communities. Adelphi seeks to be on the forefront of this evolution of higher education.
How does our community, who work in different academic disciplines, departments and locations, come together to share knowledge and find new opportunities and solutions? How can we better engage with local and global communities to share our knowledge and help support their goals?
To answer these questions, Adelphi Libraries is launching the Critical Knowledge Forum. In this series of lectures, renowned guest speakers will address these questions and offer insight into how we can effect change.
We invite everyone at Adelphi to be a part of this exciting new initiative.
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 (CONP.ca) and its efforts to revolutionize academic publishing using open-source Jupyter technology.
About the Speaker
Nikola Stikov, PhD 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.
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