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The 2020 Bioinformatics Community Conference brings together the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) and the Galaxy Community Conference into a single event featuring training, a meeting, and a CollaborationFest. Events run from July 17 through July 25, and is held in both the eastern and western hemispheres.

Monday, July 20 • 10:15 - 11:00
West Keynote 2: Open minds bring open collaborations

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➔  Slides, Abstract

Prashanth N Suravajhala

  1. Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Statue circle, Jaipur, India
  2. Bioclues.org, India

Post COVID-19 times has ushered a fierce competition to deliver, be it vaccine or funding or publication. As researchers, we have a fair conception to be guided by reasons not emotions amid ‘publish or perish’ adage. On the other hand, multitasking research and publishing has become a noticeable goal, but combining these tasks over time has become the need of the hour. In today’s reserved funding situation, many early/mid-career researchers face a daunting task to establish and develop their research programs, for example starting own labs crowdsourcing or obtaining funds from their previous associations/host institutions and publish it. But to what extent are we trying to preserve the fairness or integrity of science? I would like to draw your attention to ‘Hippocratic Oath for Scientists’, which would ensure keeping the research vitality in the best interests of science to sustain excellence. Towards this, the talk would delve on how the three Cs, viz. Consistency, Continuity and Credibility augur well for a successful open organization. This would invariably bring successful Collaborations, Convergence, and importantly Control over mind to the fore. The growth of an individual or organization depends on fostering commitment to open culture, net neutrality and universal access to information in education and science fields. So, it is the Collaborative index (C-index) that matters. Are we ready?

This session will be introduced by Dave Clements.

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Prashanth Suravajhala

Senior Scientist and Founder, Bioclues.org, Birla Institute of Scientific Research; Bioclues
Prashanth N Suravajhala is a senior scientist at Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur. A PhD in Systems Biology, he went on to gain more than 7 years of postdoctoral experience across four different laboratories. He has interests exploring the known unknown regions in the human genome, primarily... Read More →

Monday July 20, 2020 10:15 - 11:00 EDT