Final slides and recordings are published on Open Science Framework!

October 18-19, 2018

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We are excited to invite all students, data users, and researchers to join us at the first CMU Open Science Symposium, taking place at the Mellon Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The symposium will build awareness and support for the adoption of open research practices, and encourage innovative ideas about data sharing in the life sciences and related disciplines.

At the symposium, researchers, publishers, and data service providers will share success stories, discuss challenges and solutions in open research and data sharing, and offer hands-on workshops and demos to help researchers get started with reliable open science tools.

This dynamic and interactive symposium will accelerate interdisciplinary collaborations among Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh, and other institutions. In addition to engaging in conversations during panel discussions, coffee breaks, and the reception, participants will have the opportunity to directly connect with each other in a “Scientific Speed Dating” event.

We look forward for you to join us at this fun, stimulating, and rewarding 2-day event!

Registration deadline: October 12, 2018.

Register soon to secure your spot at the symposium and workshops!


Paola Buitrago

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Group Leader

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Ben Busby

Lead, Bioinformatics Training


Denise Cai

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Mount Sinai

Vaughn Cooper

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

University of Pittsburgh

Sean Davis

Senior Associate Scientist

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Rebecca Doerge

Dean of the Mellon College of Science

Carnegie Mellon University

Idan Gabdank

Senior Data Wrangler


Gabriel Gasque

Senior Editor

PLOS Biology

Maria Guerreiro

Journal development editor


Anisha Keshavan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences
University of Washington

Joe Marks

Executive Director

Center for Machine Learning and Health

Nick Nystrom

Interim Director

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Ariel Rokem

Senior Data Scientist

eScience Institute, University of Washington

Reinhard Schumacher

Professor of Physics

Carnegie Mellon University

Josh Siegle

Scientist I

Allen Institute

Victoria Stodden

Associate Professor of Statistics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dan Valen

Strategic Partnership


Keith Webster

Dean of Libraries

Carnegie Mellon University

October 18 - Symposium

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast and Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Opening Remarks: Dean Rebecca Doerge
9:10 – 10:35 Session 1: Open Science in Research
Josh Siegle - Allen Institute
Denise Cai - Mount Sinai
Anisha Keshavan - University of Washington
Vaughn Cooper - University of Pittsburgh
10:35 – 10:55 Coffee break and Networking
10:55 – 12:20 Session 2: Open Data and Reproducibility
Victoria Stodden - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Nick Nystrom and Paula Buitrago - PSC
Joe Marks - CMLH
Dan Valen - FigShare
12:20 – 13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 14:55 Session 3: Open Tools and Platforms
Ben Busby - NCBI
Sean Davis - NCI
Idan Gabdank - ENCODE DCC
Ariel Rokem - University of Washington
14:55 – 15:15 Coffee break and Networking
15:15 – 16:20 Session 4: Open Access
Maria Guerreiro - eLife
Gabriel Gasque - PLOS Biology
Reinhard Schumacher - Carnegie Mellon University (arXiv)
16:20 – 16:30 Closing Remarks: Dean Keith Webster
16:30 – 18:30 Scientific Speed Dating and Reception

October 19 - Workshops

Time Track 1
MI 348(Conference Room)
Time Track 2
MI 328 (Social Room)
10:00 - 12:00 Code Ocean: Preparing your data and code for reproducible publication: A hands-on workshop for researchers 10:00 - 12:00 Bioconductor
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch and KiltHub Deposit-a-thon --
14:00 - 16:00 PSC: Open Science on Bridges 14:00 - 16:00 ENCODE DCC (20 participants max): ENCODE pipeline development framework: making your computational analysis scalable, reliable, portable and reproducible
16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 17:00 Lightning talks: BenchSci, Protocols.io, Open Science Framework







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Ana Van Gulick

Librarian, Psychology and Brain Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University

Huajin Wang

Librarian, Biology and Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University

Melanie Gainey

Librarian, Biological Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University

Eric Yttri

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University