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ODSS Hosts Data Science Town Hall

Dr. Hahnel
Dr. Mark Hahnel

The Office of Data Science Strategy will hold its next data science town hall on Thursday, July 23, from 12-1 p.m. All NIH employees and contractors interested in learning about NIH’s data science activities are invited to attend.

The July town hall will feature guest speaker Dr. Mark Hahnel, founder and CEO of Figshare. NIH will conclude a 1-year pilot of Figshare on July 15, and ODSS has invited Hahnel to share his perspective on the pilot project, how researchers can use generalist data repositories to better store and share their data and the future of data sharing. Hahnel founded Figshare, a generalist data repository, in 2012 and is an advocate for open data and open research. He holds a Ph.D. in stem cell biology from Imperial College London.

To receive the Webex meeting invitation and other updates from ODSS, subscribe to the town hall listserv at Additional comments or questions should be emailed to ODSS at

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