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Successful Malaysia Node launch

On October 9, the new INCF Malaysia Node hosted their annual workshop on Intelligent Signal and Imaging for Biomedical Applications, attended by just over 100 people. The workshop included the official launch of the Node, attended by the Deputy Minister for Higher Education. INCF's Executive Director Linda Lanyon made a presentation and took part in the press conference and discussions with the Deputy Minister. INCF Japan Node’s Yoko Yamaguchi and INCF Victoria Node’s David Abbott gave presentations about work in their Nodes.

Read the article in the Malaysian Times

NWB: breaking the neurophysiology data barrier

Neurodata Without Borders (NWB; is a broad initiative to standardize neuroscience data and to remove barriers to data sharing among neuroscientists. A paper describing their first collaborative project, finding a common data format for neurophysiology, has just been published in Neuron. The chosen format was strongly influenced by other existing systems, such as LBNL Brain and the German INCF Node's NIX, and informed by the INCF requirements document.

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Open Science Prize for discovery and reuse tools

Wellcome Trust, NIH and HHMI have announced the Open Science Prize, a prize for services, tools or platforms that enable open content – including publications, datasets, codes and other research outputs – to be discovered, accessed and re-used. Each competing team must include one person based in the US, and one based outside of the US. Up to six prizes of $80,000 each will be awarded to successful teams to develop their innovation over an eight to nine-month period. In the second phase, the phase I prize recipient judged to have the prototype with the greatest potential to advance open science will receive a prize of $230,000. The deadline is February 29, 2016.

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INCF receives contributions from our member countries, based on gross domestic expenditures on research and development.

Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Institute of Technology are the host institutions of INCF. Further support is also received from the Swedish Research Council,
the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and the National Science Foundation.


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