SCAsource Becomes a Partner of the Ataxia Global Initiative

The SCAsource team is pleased to announce that we have become a partner of the Ataxia Global Initiative (AGI)!

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The AGI is an international collaboration to assist the development of treatments for ataxia. Some of the work of the AGI includes promoting open data sharing and building skills to prepare for clinical trials. The AGI also has the goal of sharing information about clinical research with people with ataxia and the public.

The SCAsource team is thrilled to connect with ataxia researchers across the globe who are part of the AGI. Their diverse perspectives will help us better represent worldwide ataxia research. We are so excited to support the AGI with its goal of making ataxia research information accessible and open!

You can learn more about the Ataxia Global Initiative and its ongoing projects at its website.

You asked, We listened: Introducing SCAsource Spotlights

Hi everyone! This is a quick message from the volunteers behind SCAsource. About a year ago we conducted a feedback study to ask what we were doing well and what we could change or improve. Some of the changes we hoped to introduce back in the spring were delayed due to COVID-19.

But we are so excited to introduce to you one of the changes we are making! We are adding a new article type: SCAsource Spotlights.

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One of the things you told us you wanted to know more about was who is doing ataxia research. What labs exist? Where are they located? What questions are they asking? Who are these researchers?

SCAsource Spotlights will be able to shed some light on this. They will be short profiles of ataxia laboratories around the world. In addition to what science is going on in these labs, each Spotlight will also include a fun fact about something that makes that research group unique.

Please let us know how you like this new article type! Our first Spotlight will be on the Watt Lab from McGill University in Montreal, Canada!

If you are from an ataxia lab and want us to do a Spotlight on you, please get in touch with us through our contact page.