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  • Call for community review of Neo

    INCF is asking for your help to review the Neo object model for electrophysiology data, to assess its value as a community standard.

    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.

  • INCF/OCNS Software Working Group free tool tutorials, June 27 - July 1

    The INCF/OCNS Software Working Group is hosting a virtual five-day satellite event with neuroscience software tool tutorials on June 27 - July 1, before the CNS*2022 conference.

  • In memoriam: Gordon M. Shepherd (1933-2022)
    The INCF Secretariat and community are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Gordon Shepherd: a great supporter of the INCF mission and a much appreciated friend and colleague. Gordon will be sorely missed and his enthusiasm and kindness will live on - he was a truly neuroinformagical person.
  • NeuroDataReHack on NWB datasets

    The Allen Institute OpenScope Program, DANDI Archive, Neurodata Without Borders (NWB), and The Kavli Foundation are joining up to arrange a hackathon for secondary analysis of neurophysiology data on October 3 - 5, 2022 at the Allen Institute.

  • Announcing MATLAB Community Toolbox Training Projects

    This summer, INCF industry member Mathworks will sponsor INCF-supported summer projects for trainees to work on neuroscience-related Community toolboxes. During a trial run last year, four trainees worked with mentors from the toolboxes Automatic Analysis, EEGLAB, FieldTrip  and MatNWB.

  • Our biggest GSoC yet - 40 INCF community projects have been approved for GSoC 2022!

    INCF’s 12th year as a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) mentoring organization will be the biggest yet; 40 of our projects were accepted!

  • INCF Infrastructure Committee recommendations published in Scientific Data
    The INCF Infrastructure Committee’s “Recommendations for repositories and science gateways from a neuroscience perspective” has been published today, May 16, as a Comment in Scientific Data. The INCF Infrastructure Committee (IC), then led by Wojtek Goscinski, started the project with dual purposes - to help neuroscience researchers choose good services for their specific use cases, and to help service providers make good and future-proof decisions for setup and operations.
  • New paper on BIDS-Microscopy
    A new "Perspective" in Frontiers describes BIDS-Microscopy, an extension of the INCF-endorsed standard BIDS for microscopy data. The extension is included in the latest release of BIDS (1.7.0) as BEP031. BIDS is a standard prescribing a formal way to name and organize MRI data and metadata. The early development of BIDS was originated and supported by INCF as a part of its Neuroimaging Datasharing Task Force activities, and it was the first standard to be formally endorsed by INCF
  • Interview with NeuroHackademy founder Ariel Rokem

    NeuroHackademy is a two-week long summer school in neuroimaging and data science, organized by long-term INCF community member Ariel Rokem and Noah Benson, held at the University of Washington eScience Institute.We have interviewed Ariel Rokem to learn more about the course, how it came to be, and what makes the hackathon culture a great space for collaboration and learning.

  • Welcome to the INCF Assembly 2022!

    Our yearly community meeting, the INCF Assembly, is a unique venue where neuroscience researchers, tool developers, standards developers and infrastructure providers can meet with potential collaborators and hear about the latest advancements in neuroinformatics and FAIR neuroscience. 
    This year, the Assembly will be hosted on the Gather platform.