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INCF community blog

The INCF community blog is where we collect news, success stories, information about the INCF Assembly, our workshops, and community activities. Community members are encouraged to submit relevant job openings, write guest posts, review and recap events, and suggest content that they would like to see featured on the blog.

Do you have a success story related to neuroinformatics, standardization, or FAIR and open neuroscience? Are you hiring for a job related to neuroinformatics? Did you attend one of our events and want to do a write-up? Let us know in this form!


  • Call for mentors to join us in GSoD 2020

    Since the first Google Season of Docs (GSoD) in 2019, the INCF network has served as a mentoring organization providing mentors from the neuroinformatics community.
    Before the organization applications are due, we are soliciting ideas for projects that are aligned with INCF community activities

  • 8th Annual NWB User Days Workshop
    8th Annual NWB User Days Workshop which will be held remotely May 12-15. The focus will be primarily on user training, including lessons for complete beginners as well as training in more advanced features. There will be breakout sessions where the developers of NWB-enabled tools will train users in how to use NWB to access state-of-the-art analysis and visualization tools.
  • Perspective: Why we selected to undergo the INCF endorsement process

    Partnership with the INCF has enabled us to connect with our user-base on a global scale. Submitting NWB to the Supported Best Practice (SBP) program was a clear next step in our partnership. The SBP review process provides valuable information for both the community as well as the NWB team. 

  • Neurotechnologies for Brain-Machine Interface Standards Roadmap Now Available for Public Comments!

    This roadmap provides an overview of the existing and developing standards in the field of neurotechnologies for brain-machine interfacing. The focus is on systems that provide a closed-loop interaction with artificial devices based on information extracted from measurements of activity in the nervous system.

  • Success story: International collaboration through INCF seed funding

    The developers of the Marmoset Connectivity Atlas have published a paper describing the resource in Nature Communications. The Marmoset Connectivity Atlas is the result of a collaboration between the INCF Polish and Australian Nodes that was facilitated by the INCF seed funding scheme.

  • INCF special interest event at FENS Forum

    This event is designed to inform the community of the brain data-driven efforts in the international arena, and open the discussion as to how we can combine our resources to achieve greater international cooperation in openly sharing data, AI and best practices - to enable us all to move forward synergistically.

  • The International Brain Initiative
    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.
  • EITN spring school in Paris, 4 - 13 March2020

    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.

  • Call for students to join us in GSoC 2020

    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.

  • Call for Investigator Presentations for Neuroinformatics 2020
    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