The Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) has announced that it will launch a new publishing platform called MNI Open Research.
The partnership is another step in The Neuro’s goal of becoming an open science institution. In December, The Neuro launched the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI), an initiative that will facilitate the sharing of neuroscience findings worldwide to accelerate the discovery of better treatments for neurological diseases. The publishing of research results, including negative results, without restriction, is a founding pillar of TOSI.
By launching MNI Open Research, The Neuro joins Wellcome, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health in creating open research publishing platforms with the collaboration of F1000. The platforms are based on the publishing model first used on F1000Research.
McGill - Onward to open science - August 30, 2017
In a blog post for F1000, MNI Director Guy Rouleau describes some objectives for MNI Open Research:
a platform where our researchers can rapidly publish any research outputs they wish to share. Research results will be published within days of submission and invited peer review will take place on an open basis, ensuring transparency. All meaningful data, including negative results, will be made public so other scientists can avoid the same pitfalls.
March 24, 2017 rapid access to scientific results including Gates Foundation open access journal