Apply to the Next OpenSim Advanced User Workshop at Stanford University

OpenSim is freely available software system that lets users develop models of musculoskeletal structures and create dynamic simulations of movement. We are now accepting applications for a three-day, project-based workshop on the Stanford University campus. This workshop is intended for advanced OpenSim users and developers who want to work with the OpenSim staff on specific research projects. We highly encourage collaborators to participate in the workshop together. Travel awards will be granted to top workshop applicants (individuals or groups). Applications are due January 14, 2020. Read more and learn how to apply.


Important Dates:

Applications Due: January 14, 2020

Workshop Dates: March 24-26, 2020

NIH Requests Public Comment on a Draft Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Draft Guidance

NIH Requests Public Comment on a Draft Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Draft Guidance


Today, NIH released a Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and supplemental draft guidance for public comment.  The purpose of this draft policy and supplemental draft guidance is to promote effective and efficient data management and sharing that furthers NIH’s commitment to making the results and accomplishments of the research it funds and conducts available to the public. Complete information about the draft Policy and draft supplemental guidance can be found on the NIH OSP website


Stakeholder feedback is essential to ensure that any future policy maximizes responsible data sharing, minimizes burden on researchers, and protects the privacy of research participants.  Stakeholders are invited to comment on any aspect of the draft policy, the supplemental draft guidance, or any other considerations relevant to NIH’s data management and sharing policy efforts that NIH should consider.


To facilitate commenting, NIH has established a web portal that can be accessed here. To ensure consideration, comments must be received no later than January 10, 2020.


For additional details about NIH’s thinking on this issue, please see Dr. Carrie Wolinetz’ latest Under the Poliscope blog:


NIH’s DRAFT Data Management and Sharing Policy: We Need to Hear From You!


NIH will also be hosting a webinar on the draft policy in the near future.  Please stay tuned for details.


Questions may be sent to


Funding Opportunities


Webinar Date
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:00am to Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 12:00am

MSM Meetings

registration is now open for an upcoming workshop on Multi-Cellular Engineered Living Systems (M-CELS), to be held at the Bethesda Marriott in Bethesda, MD from May 26-28, 2020. This 2.5-day workshop, described below, is funded by generous support from the NSF.


If you are able and interested to attend, please register here.


Meeting Date:
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 to Thursday, May 28, 2020
Meeting Location:
Bethesda, MD

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