brainrender is a python package for the visualization of three dimensional neuro-anatomical data. It can be used to render data from publicly available data set (e.g. Allen Brain atlas) as well as user generated experimental data.
PiDose is an open-source tool for scientists performing drug administration experiments with mice. It allows for automated daily oral dosing of mice over long time periods (weeks to months) without the need for experimenter interaction and handling.
We present an open-source anthropomorphic robot hand system called HRI hand. Our robot hand system was developed with a focus on the end-effector role of the collaborative robot manipulator. HRI hand is a research platform that can be built at a lower price (approximately $500, using only 3D printing) than commercial end-effectors.
SciDraw is a free repository of high quality drawings of animals, scientific setups, and anything that might be useful for scientific presentations and posters. We want this repository to be as open as possible, so do not require signing up to post a drawing.
Neuroanatomy and Behaviour (ISSN: 2652-1768) is a free open access journal for behavioural neuroscience and related fields. Powered by free open source software to eliminate costs and keep grant funds doing science.
As many other things that are being decentralized with the advent of the internet, so is research. One of the very things being decentralized is the funding source for research projects.
It is great that there are other interesting projects out there that are also concerned with making science available to more people! Here is a short list of projects I came across.
Open notebooks are opening up science in the very first steps, making records of ideas, plans that didn’t work and protocols that failed available publicly. This allows others to avoid trailing the same dead end roads, saving time, money and human power.