Danielle Robinson, Ph.D. candidate, awarded 2016 Mozilla Fellowship for Science

Danielle RobinsonSeptember 13, 2016

Danielle Robinson, Ph.D. candidate in the OHSU School of Medicine Neuroscience Graduate Program, has been awarded a 2016 Mozilla Fellowship for Science. She is one of four fellows selected worldwide.

This highly competitive program supports the work of early career researchers who want to influence the future of open scientific communication and data sharing within their communities. Mozilla.org is a nonprofit organization that promotes an open and accessible Internet. The fellows are chosen for their demonstrated commitment to this issue. 

Already a student leader in this area, Robinson has championed openness and collaboration as a co-organizer of Open Insight PDX and Science Hack Day Portland. She is also a founding member of Women in Science Portland.

Throughout her fellowship year, Robinson will receive support from Mozilla to hone her skills, lead outreach initiatives and develop local resources around open source, data sharing, and open science policy and licensing. 

Working from the OHSU Library, Robinson will be co-mentored by Allison Fryer, Ph.D., associate dean of graduate studies in the OHSU School of Medicine, and Robin Champieux, M.L.I.S., scholarly communication librarian, representing a collaborative effort between the School of Medicine and the OHSU Library to help Robinson realize her goals and leverage the benefits of the Mozilla Fellowships for Science program for the larger OHSU community.

The support Robinson will receive from the fellowship, the OHSU School of Medicine, and the OHSU Library will build upon existing efforts to advocate for and realize the expertise and workflows that are integral to the future of research and discovery.