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    The OpenSim Project and the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR) at Stanford invite you to join our next webinar, featuring Jennifer Hicks and Scott Delp from Stanford University.

    Title: Best Practices for Verification and Validation of Musculoskeletal Models and Simulations
    Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Hicks, Stanford University
    with Dr. Scott Delp, Stanford University, as moderator
    Time: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time

    Is this model good enough? It's a question we all face when preparing manuscripts, writing grants, and reviewing publications. Modeling and simulation have proliferated in the biomechanics research community over the past 25 years, but the lack of verification and validation standards remains a major barrier to wider adoption and impact of modeling studies.

    The goal of this webinar, which follows a recent paper[1] from our group, is to establish practical guidelines for verification and validation of neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) models and simulations that researchers, clinicians, reviewers, and others can adopt to evaluate the accuracy and credibility of modeling studies. During the webinar, we will review a general process for verification and validation applied to NMS models and simulations. We will then present a series of case studies to illustrate key principles. In closing, we will discuss challenges the community must overcome to ensure that modeling and simulation are successfully used to solve the broad spectrum of problems that limit human mobility.

    [1] Hicks JL, Uchida TK, Seth A, Rajagopal A, Delp SL, "Is my model good enough? Best practices for verification and validation of musculoskeletal models and simulations of movement," J Biomech Eng, 2015, 137(2):020905. doi: 10.1115/1.4029304

    Participation is free, but you must register in advance. Attendance is limited to 100. We also ask that you join the webinar 5 minutes early to orient yourself to the webinar interface.

    Visit our website for more information and registration. The website also includes links to recordings of past webinars:

    The OpenSim Webinar Series is funded by the NIH National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR). Find out more about the NCSRR and the webinar series by visiting our website,