INCF 3.0: Leading the way to open and FAIR neuroscience
Here’s our directors’ message from the latest issue:
As the neuroscience community adjusts to the challenges posed by COVID-19, it is more important than ever before that the INCF network remains committed to fulfilling its mission to enable open and FAIR neuroscience.
2020 is the year of the launch of INCF 3.0 - a standards organization for neuroscience, complete with a new membership model and organizational structure to enable the network to be more inclusive and responsive to community needs. While our planned launch activities have been modified or postponed, we are happy to report that INCF 3.0 is beginning to take root. All membership levels have steadily increased, and the number of endorsed standards best practices continues to increase. We are proud to officially welcome the network’s first gold member, The Blue Brain Project. We are also very happy to report that the visibility of the network and community exploitation of the network’s products and services have increased significantly. Specifically, TrainingSpace, the INCF network’s hub of multimedia neuroscience training resources, and Neurostars, a Q&A forum managed by the Secretariat, have experienced exponential growth in usership and have been leveraged by external initiatives as platforms for their virtual training courses/workshops.
Finally, we would like to officially announce that the leadership of the INCF Secretariat is now under the co-direction of Mathew Abrams, Director of Science and Training, and Helena Ledmyr, Director of Development and Communications.
The ongoing pandemic has shown that global collaboration and open science is more important than ever, and INCF continues to be committed to facilitating this within the global neuroscience community.
Stay safe and stay engaged!
Helena and Mathew