Nencki Open Lab
Nencki Open Lab is a non-profit organization at Nencki Institute, coordinated by PhD students. Our goal is to empower young scientists from unprivileged countries by organizing workshops, courses, summer schools, and symposia that aim at developing their skills in programming, electronics, optics, 3D printing - and much more!
We believe that neuroscience needs new ideas - and new ideas need freedom. Open source tools allow researchers to answer their research questions and overcome a need for substantial funding, often inaccessible in Middle-Eastern Europe and other countries. This freedom gives space for developing and championing their theories, and we are strongly convinced that really interesting ideas often come from periphery. We believe that by giving young researchers aforementioned skills and tools we can enable them to get their ideas to be tested and popularized.
Up to this point, we have organized more than 30 workshops - on electronics, Arduino programming, data analysis, 3D printing and much more - with more than 230 participants, a summer schools, symposia and programming courses.
By donating, you will allow us to:
- fund stipends and travel grants for students from unprivileged countries to let them participate in our summer schools and workshops
- organize more of our workshops in a hybrid manner by obtaining licenses for online platforms, buying necessary equipment or hiring people who would coordinate such events
- maintain our workshop equipment (electronics, microscope parts, 3D printers etc)
Our wepbage is https://nenckiopenlab.org/.