The OHBM Open Science Special Interest Group

Dedicated to promoting and supporting open science within our community

Learn more


Open science is an umbrella.

We're here to help grow the community supporting it.

Open data Sharing neuroimaging data isn't easy, but we can make it easier. We're interested in understanding how OHBM members share data, where they encounter difficulties, and what kinds of new infrastruce and ethics can make next-generation data-sharing possible.

Open code Analysis code is often a second-class citizen in neuroimaging research, but we can change that. We help to teach scientists best-practices in software development—and how those practices can result in real-world gains in research quality and output.

Open publishing Papers shouldn't hide behind paywalls. We want to help create solutions to enable new, open-acess platforms and to facilitate free information.

Our team

The people behind the OSSIG

Aki Nikolaidis


Affiliation: Child Mind Institute

Katie Bottenhorn


Affiliation: Florida International University, Department of Psychology

Tristan Glatard


Affiliation: Concordia University, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Janine Bijsterbosch

Chair Elect

Affiliation: Washington University in St Louis, Department of Radiology (Medical School)

Johanna Bayer

Secretary Elect

Affiliation: The University of Melbourne, Faculty for Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Benjamin De Leener

Treasurer Elect

Affiliation: Polytechnique Montreal, Department of Computer Engineering and Software Engineering

Tibor Auer

Hackathon Co-Chair

Affiliation: Univeristy of Surrey, School of Psychology

Matteo Mancini

Hackathon Co-Chair

Affiliation: University of Sussex, Department of Neuroscience, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Eva Alonso Ortiz

Open Science Room Co-Chair

Affiliation: Polytechnique Montreal, Department of Electrical Engineering

Gabriel Gonzalez-Escamilla

Open Science Room Co-Chair

Affiliation: University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department of Neurology

Sofie Valk

Volunteer Coordinator

Affiliation: Max Planck for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences; FZ Jülich

Melvin Selim Atay

Inclusivity Officer

Affiliation: Middle East Technical University, Department of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology

Camille Maumet

Past Chair

Affiliation: Inria, Univ Rennes, CNRS, Inserm

Ana Van Gulick

Past Secretary

Affiliation: Figshare; Carnegie Mellon University, University Libraries and Department of Psychology

Eugene Duff

Past Treasurer

Affiliation: University of Oxford, Department of Pediatrics

Pierre Bellec

Council Liaison

Affiliation: University of Montreal, CRIUGM, Montreal, Canada