Ontario Brain Institute: Using data-sharing to support brain health

Collaboration is useful in most fields — and neurological research is no exception
By Daniel Kitts - Published on Dec 02, 2020
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When we think of curing neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy and strokes, we may imagine researchers looking through microscopes, brain surgeons pioneering new techniques, or maybe some kind of miracle drug. We probably don’t think immediately of data-sharing.

But a recent public talk held by the Ontario Brain Institute delved into the role data-sharing can play in promoting brain health. As OBI President Tom Mikkelsen says at the beginning of the event, improving our understanding of brain disorders “can’t be tackled by any individual or organization alone.” To find out more about how data-sharing can contribute to neurological research — and what stands in its way — watch a replay of the talk below:

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