Africa matters to the United States and to its friends and allies for reasons ranging from its strategic geographic position to the threats posed by radicalization and violence to the vast economic opportunities and resources it offers. While the international community is currently focusing on crises in the Ukraine, Syria, and elsewhere, the security challenges in Africa also deserve much greater attention.
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The Obituary for Retired Colonel James Michael "Mike" Lowe is now available on the Washington Post website.
A memorial gathering will be held at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd, Dale City VA 22193 on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
A life celebration service will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Quantico Marine Base Chapel, Quantico Virginia at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, the USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment, or the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation .
The Potomac Institute will host a reception following the funeral service on Friday April 4 at The Globe & Laurel Restaurant, 3987 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford, VA.
On Friday, March 21, members of the science and policy communities met to discuss the current challenges and opportunities in neuroscience data sharing as well as possible ways to advance data sharing going forward. Panelists included representatives from the neuroscience, industry, statistics, database, funding, and scientific journal communities. The biggest obstacle facing neuroscience data sharing appears to be the need for cultural change (i.e. creating an environment in which data sharing is part of the work flow for scientists instead of an afterthought and a burden). One solution that was discussed is the inclusion of data sharing practices in the evaluation of promotion and tenure decisions. Another is the development and widespread use of technologies that make data sharing an easy part of the scientific process. A second obstacle is the high cost for not only sharing data, but also maintaining and curating that data. It is currently unclear whose responsibility this should be. Before sharing can become widespread, the community must determine exactly what data should be shared. There are differing opinions on this; should investigators share all raw data, only processed data, or only data pertaining to the experimental questions of the study? Improvements in hard drives continually make it easier to store and share large quantities of data, but as more and more data is collected with new tools and techniques, this will become a bigger issue and one that must be addressed.