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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.
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.
- 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 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.
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).
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.
The new ARTEM-IS Working Group aims to develop tools for the ARTEM-IS standard for electrophysiological methods reporting. ARTEM-IS is short for an Agreed Reporting Template for EEG Methodology - International Standard and is designed to make reporting EEG methodology easier and more accurate, by providing specific fields for specific details.
INCF facilitates open neuroscience by 1) developing, vetting, and promoting FAIR standards and best practices, and 2) providing training in how to implement these standards and best practices on your own research. The purpose is to make neuroscience more open and FAIR, to ensure that research funds and efforts are well invested, and that neuroscientific findings are robust and replicable.
Of course, over here at INCF, every week is open science week -- open neuroscience, to be more specific -- and we believe that all branches of science should be open. Recent history has made it clear that science happens faster when it’s open, and we need science to happen faster than it currently does. Humanity is facing several severe challenges with the changing climate and microorganisms run amok, just to name a few very urgent ones.
INCF has successfully concluded its 11th season of the Google Summer of Code, with 21 students completing their projects over the summer, mentored by more than 40 mentors from the INCF community.