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  • IBI working group publishes paper calling for international data governance

    INCF has been an active member of the IBI for several years, and Maryann Martone, chair of the INCF Governing Board, is also the co-chair of the IBI Data Standards and Sharing Working Group. In December 2021 the working group’s task force on International Data Governance published a paper describing issues and possible solutions for brain data governance.

  • Recommendations for repositories and scientific gateways from a neuroscience perspective

    During 2021, the INCF Infrastructure Committee has focused on developing a set of recommendations and associated criteria for choosing or setting up and running a repository or scientific gateway. A manuscript giving the rationale for the recommendations has been submitted, and is now available as a preprint on arXiv.

  • Long-running GSoC project on image segmentation results in a paper

    One of INCF’s longest running GSoC projects, Active Segmentation for ImageJ, has resulted in a paper. ImageJ is an open source Java image processing program extensively used in life sciences. The program was designed with an open architecture that provides extensibility via Java plugins.

  • Neuroinformatics in Aging WG outputs

    The INCF Working Group on Neuroinformatics in Aging was formed in reaction to the observation that countries in Asia Pacific face a major societal burden due to decline in mental abilities and health of the rapidly aging population.

  • INCF calls for mentors and project ideas for GSoC 2022

    INCF calls for mentors and project ideas for GSoC 2022. INCF has participated in the program since 2011 as a mentoring organization--identifying and recruiting mentors from our community who volunteer to mentor one or more candidates in open source software development over the summer.

  • INCF endorses Five Recommendations for FAIR Software as a Best Practice

    The Five Recommendations for FAIR Software aim to encourage the greater adoption of FAIR principles by providing a set of starting recommendations that researchers can use to improve the quality, reach, and reproducibility of their software.

  • Flatiron Research Fellow, Center for Computational Neuroscience
    Applications are invited for Flatiron Research Fellowships (FRF) at the Center for Computational Neuroscience. The CCN FRF program offers the opportunity for postdoctoral research in areas that have strong synergy with one or more of the existing research groups at CCN or other centers at the Flatiron Institute.
  • An ultra detailed map of the motor cortex, from mice to monkeys to humans

    An initial effort has now been made by the BICCN network to make the most comprehensive and detailed map ever of any brain area; a map of the motor cortex and the cells it contains. More than 250 persons at more than 45 institutions across 3 continents have studied the area using an array of complementary methods.  The resulting 17 papers are now being simultaneously published in Nature.

  • New Job Posting: Scientific Software Engineer

    The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, investigates the attentional, cognitive, and affective mechanisms of aesthetic perception and evaluation. The Department of Neuroscience invites applications for a Scientific Software Engineer (m/f/x).

  • INCF re-endorses NeuroML, BIDS and PyNN

    The INCF endorsement process for standards and best practices has been active for more than two years. This means our earliest endorsed standards are now up for re-endorsement!

    This month, INCF re-endorsed the model description language NeuroML. Earlier this summer, INCF also re-endorsed the standards BIDS (Brain Imaging Data Structure) and PyNN.