The INCF Training and Education Committee held a very successful Professional Development Workshop on Brain Data Science at SfN in San Diego.
Mathworks and INCF held a pilot round last summer of engaging current or recently graduated students as trainees to work on MATLAB neuroscience toolboxes. Four trainees worked with mentors from the toolboxes Automatic Analysis, EEGLAB, FieldTrip and MatNWB.
- INCF-sponsored project: Increasing visibility of research resources on bioRxiv and medRxiv as a key part of a preprint
Identifiers for research resources are a new way to link papers, improve resource findability and reproducibility. A new project by SciScore and funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) will see to implement a Resource table for each preprint.
SfN starts tomorrow - Sat Nov 12 - and we look forward to seeing you there! Here is a list of the INCF member activities that will be taking place during the week. Note that we may add to this list as the week goes on, so feel free to check back!
On October 25, the INCF SBP committee voted to endorse Neo as a standard, with standard number INCFSN-22-02.
Neo is an object model for handling electrophysiology data in multiple formats. It is suitable for representing data acquired from electroencephalographic, intracellular, or extracellular recordings, or generated from simulations.
Mark Alan Musen, professor of Biomedical Informatics and of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University points out in Nature that without appropriate metadata, shared data cannot be reused and data-sharing mandates will be pointless.
The Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) team recently published a paper in eLife, “The Neurodata Without Borders ecosystem for neurophysiological data science” that describes their 8 year long effort to develop a data standard and a surrounding software ecosystem for neurophysiology data.
INCF is asking for your help to review the Neo object model for electrophysiology data, to assess its value as a community standard. Participating is simple; read the INCF SBP committee review report on F1000 and leave your feedback in the comments!
- Infrastructure Committee is trying to identify barriers to data sharing and reuse among neuroscience researchers worldwide, with a brief anonymous survey. The results will be made public, and will be used by INCF to develop strategies and activities for supporting the global neuroscience community.
There is still time to register for our yearly neuroinformatics community meet-up and training event, the INCF Assembly in September - and we have just opened up submissions of late-breaking abstracts! Submit your abstracts by Friday August 19.