We are proud to announce that the registration process is open for the 2023 PRIMatE Data and Resource Exchange (PRIME-DRE) Global Collaboration Workshop (GCW). The workshop will be held on July 26-27 at The Neuro in Montreal. The registration link can be found here.

Building on the successes of the 2019 and 2021 GCW workshops, we will again use a highly interactive breakout group-based format. There will be a specific focus on the advancement and/or generation of international collaborative project ideas in four key areas previously identified by the consortium. For each topic area, there will be two general co-leaders and up to 8 breakout leaders (we are still open to volunteers for those that would be interested). To ensure robust conversations at the workshop, we will again hold pre-workshop videoconference calls for each of the topic areas - these will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Topic Area 1: Comparative studies of brain development and its determinants across the lifespan
Topic Area Leaders: Alison Weiss, Ting Xu Breakout Leaders: Justine Clery, Brad Hobson, Jakob Seidlitz & Suliann Ben Hamed

Topic Area 2: Linking primate brain function and organization across scales
Topic Area Leaders: Nicola Palomero-Gallagher, Anna Roe Breakout Leaders: Chris Klink, Erika Raven, Brian Russ, Charlie Schroeder

Topic Area 3: Going from mouse to monkey to human: Methods and models for enabling multi-species comparative studies
Topic Area Leaders: Renee Hartig, Katja Heuer Breakout Leaders: Mike Hawrylycz, Hank Jedema, Minqing Jiang, Amir Shmuel

Topic Area 4: Public outreach and importance of animal research
Topic Area Leaders: Nicole Eichert, Wendy Jarrett Breakout Leaders: Chris Petkov, Sally Thompson-Iritani

The Neuro is an ideal location for this year’s GCW, as it is an integrated research institute and hospital dedicated to the principles of open science. We would like to thank the Director Guy Rouleau for hosting us and the Neuro Event teams, Boris Bernhardt and Justine Cléry for making the space available.

We appreciate that some may not be able to make it to the meeting in-person, but would like to participate. Accordingly, we will offer remote video attendance for those desiring to participate, though cannot guarantee that the experience will be equivalent to attending in-person. Please be sure to register: here.

Satellite Event: NHP-focused Brainhack

Following the GCW, there will be a NHP-focused Brainhack held on July 28-29 for those interested in one or two more days of sharing ideas, pitching projects and hacking away in an open inclusive environment. This is an excellent way to make a start with some of the things discussed at the GCW or begin other interesting collaborations. You can sign-up for the (free) Brainhack event here.