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Methods and Models in Biomedical Research: Building Bridges
Online Workshop June 14-15 2021

Open Science, Ethics, Communication, Governance

Held over two consecutive afternoons, this workshop created a cross-disciplinary ecosystem, bringing together diverse communities in biomedical sciences (agency, regulator, industry, researchers) to talk freely about methods and models and explore common ground. 

Organisers: Champalimaud Foundation (CONGENTO and QuantOCancer projects), the Joint Research Centre (JRC), FRESCI, Interchange Ltd. 

Sponsors: Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Re-watch Day 1 and Day 2 on our Youtube channel. 

Join our ##MMBridges LinkedIn group

CoolToolsfor Science 2.0

Online Workshop May 12-13 2021

Open Science, Communication, Tech Transfer

The second userinnovation workshop putting a spotlight on tools and solutions to supportresearch, facilitating sharing. Included a video preparation workshop for pitchers and a tech transfer session with IST tech transfer/IP office.

Organisers: National RIs (Biodata.pt,CONGENTO), QuantOCancer, IGC, CF, IST

Sponsors: QuantOCancer, Fisher Scientific


Justifying your Research Design: Sex and Gender Dimensions

Online Workshop March 24th 2021

Gender, Ethics, Open science

This tailored workshop - attended by 50 CCU researchers - aimed to offer training and expert advice on facilitating integration of sex and gender dimension analysis into research design and address concerns around this topic. The ultimate goal was to raise awareness on how considering these themes in the way our research projects and standards are designed can influence the quality and usefulness of the results, and discuss tools to do so effectively. Facilitated by an external expert, Prof. Sabine Oertelt-Prigione (Chair of Gender Medicine at the Radboud University, NL), this workshop first explored the theory of sex and gender in biomedicine and  highlighted key findings from several case studies. This was followed by a showcase of in-house researchers’ experience (Fatima Cardoso, Clara Ferreira) on how their research in both humans and non-human animal models has benefited significantly from taking sex and/or gender into consideration. We finished with topic-specific breakout groups for participants to begin to apply the discussed themes to their own research questions. 

You can re-watch the main talks on YouTube and find follow-up resources here.

Internal Chairs: Bill Podlaski, Clara Ferreira, Cristina João, Laura Ward

Organiser and sponsor: QuantOCancer

Participants: 49


Your data, your story: showcase and share it right! 

Open science, Ethics, Governance

An ongoing series of webinars and workshops designed by QuantOCancer bringing experts on best practices in communicating your research. 

Online Session 1: Open and Inclusive Science outside of the academic bubble - Sep 22nd 2020 


Watch on YouTube - Slides on Zenodo

Internal Chair: Adriana Sánchez-Danés (ERA Chair)

Organiser and sponsor: QuantOCancer

Participants: 42

Follow-up Workshop: Best Practices in Research Reproducibility - Sep 22nd 2020

Slides on Zenodo

Online Session 2: Transparent Publishing and Open Science how to share reproducible data - Nov 16th 2020

Dr. Bernd Pulverer - Chief Editor EMBO Journal, Head of Scientific Publications EMBO Press

 Watch on YouTube

Internal Chair: Thiago Carvalho

Organiser and sponsor: QuantOCancer

Participants: 45

1. Paola Masuzzo

Paola Masuzzo has a PhD in Bioinformatics from Ghent University, in Belgium, and a big passion for data. During her PhD, she had the privilege to become an active member of a vibrant community around Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. Since then, she has participated in many international projects for the promotion of open research practices, especially for FAIR data and open source code. She is currently a data scientist for a corporate organization, an independent researcher by the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE) and spends a lot of free time advocating for free and fair access to knowledge. She has co-authored many articles on open scholarly communication, has been a ContentMine and a Research Data Alliance fellow, has co-founded the Civic Lab Ghent and has sat on the Steering Committee of the Open Science MOOC. You can follow her on Twitter @pcmasuzzo

2. Bernd Pulverer

Following undergraduate studies in Cambridge, Bernd received his PhD in 1992 from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, London, for uncovering posttranslational regulation of the transcription factors c-Jun and c-Myc by the JNK and MAP kinases. He carried out postdoctoral research at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle and at the University of Innsbruck. Bernd was associate and then senior editor at Nature from 1999 until 2002 and subsequently chief editor of Nature Cell Biology. He joined EMBO in 2009 as chief editor of The EMBO Journal and Head of Scientific Publications, and serves on the advisory board of bioRxiv and the steering committee of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).


Improving Openness in Animal Research in Portugal - Workshop @ CCU Nov 20th 2019

Open Science, Ethics

60 participants took part a workshop and panel discussion discussing improving openness in communications about animal research with the general public, political decision makers, and opinion formers in Portugal. The workshop was offered to those working in the life sciences sector and designedto support researchers and institutions that wish to be more open about theanimal research they carry out. With contributions from experts in variousrelated fields (including Kirk Leech,Executive Director, European Animal Research Association; Dr. Ana Mena, Head ofPublic Engagement, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) Sara Sá, ScienceJournalist, Visão magazine, Dr. Susana Lima, Neuroscientist and Biologist,chaired by Isabel Campos (animal platforms, CCU). We hope that this workshop will help to kick-start a cultural change and support research institutions to handle this issue constructively - let's work towards Responsible Research and Innovation!

Organiser and sponsors: EARA, CONGENTO, QuantOCancer

Additional Sponsors: SFN, FENS

Cool Tools for Science - Workshop @ CCU May 29th 2019

Open Science, Communication, Tech Transfer

This user innovation workshop successfully showcased 26 tool - putting a spotlight on tools and solutions to support research (rather than research itself) and facilitating the sharing of these creations with others who may find them useful.

Organisers: National RIs (Biodata.pt, Congento, RNEM- Portuguese Mass Spectrometry Network), with FChampalimaud - FundaçãoChampalimaud (QuantOCancer pre ERA-Chair installation), FCUL - Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa,Genome.pt, IGC - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, IMM - Instituto de MedicinaMolecular João Lobo Antunes, INESC-ID - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas eComputadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento, ITQB NOVA - Instituto deTecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier, Universidade Nova de Lisboa,PPBI - Portuguese Platform of BioImaging, PTNMR - Portuguese Nuclear MagneticResonance Network

Sponsors: Fisher Scientific, Zeiss, LusoPalex, VWR, Fundação Gulbenkian

Participants: 79 participants

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