- A new NeuroView paper in Neuron describes the International Brain Initiative, IBI, a consortium of big brain projects across the world who aim to coordinate efforts across existing and emerging national and regional brain initiatives. IBI was established in recognition of the fact that no single initiative will be able to tackle the challenge to better understand the brain.
Do you want to learn how to model the brain and its parts? The European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience (EITN) offers a spring school in Paris on theoretical and computational neuroscience.
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Since 2011, the INCF network has served as a mentoring organization providing mentors from the neuroinformatics community.
- The Program Committee for the INCF Congress on Neuroinformatics 2020 (Seattle, USA, 20 - 21 August 2020) is soliciting proposals for investigator presentations to complement keynote presentations from leaders in the field. Investigator presentations should explore the latest developments, challenges/opportunities, and the role of standards and best practices in advancing
- Brainhack Warsaw aims to meet new, enthusiastic researchers, make new friendships in academia, learn, share the knowledge and also promote open science in the spirit of the whole Brainhack community .
INCF is calling for community proposals for Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to be formed or renewed in early 2020. The call is open both to new and existing INCF SIGs.
SIGs are community-initiated groups where users and developers can meet and work collaboratively to develop, refine, and implement new community standards and best practices (SBPs) to be proposed for endorsement. The SIGs also serve as the focus for getting agreement and community buy-in on the use of these standards and best practices.
INCF has reshaped as organization to a new, member-based model. Now you can be a member in INCF, both as an individual or as an organization or company. So why join? To get better access to collaborators all over the world. To come to our Assembly with a discounted fee. To have priority access to our training events. To be encouraged - and encourage others - in your efforts to write good tools, share data, or make your science reproducible and open.
- INCF has had two projects in the first ever Google Season of Docs, one with Canadian platform LORIS and one with OpenWorm. The tech writer working with LORIS, Alex Knoll, has described her project and experiences in a blog post - we recommend anyone interested in Season of Docs to read it!