International Workshop on Data sharing at BITS

International Workshop on Data sharing at BITS

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Panaji, Oct 8: The Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Dept. of Biological Sciences of BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus , and School of Biomedical Sciences at Leeds University jointly organized a two -day International workshop on “Data sharing for open innovation in community-based rehabilitation”.

According to a statement here on Monday, this workshop, held on 28-29 September 2018, centered on creating a forum for an open discussion of opportunities and avenues for the sharing of data documenting unmet rehabilitation needs and best practices in community-based rehabilitation (CBR) inresource-poor areas.

The workshop also focused on creating Networking and development of a joint research agenda, how CBR data should be collected andshared by partner organization, and Discussion of opportunities for data sharing and associated ethical issues and data management challenges. The workshop also had aninnovation and design thinking session forexploration of how different kinds of data could enable the development of more appropriate devices. The workshop concluded with all participants heartily agreeing to contribute and collaborate for better rehabilitation programs and creation of policy proposals for government approval and implementation.

Prominent participant of the workshop included Dr. Shashikala Gopalaswamy, Founder of the Indian Association of Cerebral Palsy (IACP), Prof. Meenakshi Girish, Associate Professor and Head at the NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, Dr. Ranjana Pandey Panigrahi,Research Head, SDRC Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneshwar, Prof. Veeky Baths, Associate Professor, BITS Pilani Goa Campus and many more. The workshop was conducted by Lena Jaspersonand Samit Chakrabarty from University of Leeds.

After deliberations for two days, the participants decided to focus on the following areas which included identification of key areas of concern/unmet needs and plan for drafting of preliminary design thinking brief, drafting of a preliminary data collection and data sharing strategy that could inform the development of an online data repository, including the identification of relevant data sets and data sources and discussion of opportunities for larger grant applications.(UNI)