Saving Science – Starting with Neuroscience

The Project on Scientific Transparency [PoST] is a multi-site collaborative effort that aims to revolutionize the way that neuroscience imaging research is done. By developing simple tools that permit investigators – from many disciplines and institutions – to share data and analytical methods we hope to increase scientific transparency and data exchange.
Brian Wandell - Director of the Project on Scientific Transparency

About PoST

Mission

The mission of the Project on Scientific Transparency (PoST) is to transform the way neuroscientists approach the analysis of human neuroimaging data. We hope that the tools and environment we are working to create will help to change the culture of human neuroimaging research, speed scientific progress, and create new opportunities for collaboration.

Objectives

Eliminate barriers to sharing data, code, and results both within and across institutions.

Establish and share computational methods for analyzing neuroimaging data that are verifiable, reproducible, and transparent.

Funding

simons nsf nih

Software

The main software package being developed for the project is called SciTran. At the heart of SciTran is a scientific data management system – SDM – designed to enable and foster reproducible research. SciTran is open-source software, released under the MIT license. Our code is hosted on GitHub. Feel free to try it out or to contribute.
Visit SCITRAN on GitHub

Team

Brian Wandell

Brian Wandell

Project Director
Gunnar Schaefer

Gunnar Schaefer

Software Engineering Lead
Michael Perry

Michael Perry

Project Manager
Kevin Hahn

Kevin Hahn

Software Engineer
Renzo Frigato

Renzo Frigato

Software Engineer
Ariel Rokem

Ariel Rokem

Data Scientist
Bob Dougherty

Bob Dougherty

Scientific Advisor