BD2K Open Data Science Symposium Set for Dec. 1

The day-long 2016 BD2K Open Data Science Symposium: How Open Data and Open Science are Transforming Biomedical Research, will be held Dec. 1 in Bethesda, MD and webcast by the National Institutes of Health. 

The symposium, which will run 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, will feature discussions with the leaders in big data, open science and biomedical research. It will also showcase the finalists of the Open Data Science Prize, an international competition that sought prototypes on how to best unlneash the power of open content and data to advance biomedical research and its application for health benefit.

John  Wilbanks, chief commons officer at Sage Bioneteworks, will present the keynote. Other event highlights include a dialogue between NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and former NIH and former National Cancer Institute Director Dr. Harold Varmus on open science at NIH, and a panel discussion on new models for advancing data sharing capability through innovative infrastructure and initiatives.