- INCF has had two projects in the first ever Google Season of Docs, one with Canadian platform LORIS and one with OpenWorm. The tech writer working with LORIS, Alex Knoll, has described her project and experiences in a blog post - we recommend anyone interested in Season of Docs to read it!
The Human Brain Project’s unique goal is to interconnect computer science, medicine and neuroscience to accelerate the understanding of the human brain and its diseases, and to harness that knowledge to the benefit of society. To achieve this, the Project has built EBRAINS - the world’s first integrated ICT infrastructure for brain research and development, offering growing capabilities in neuroinformatics, brain simulation, medical informatics, neuromorphic computing and neurorobotics, underpinned by high-performance analytics and computing.
- For the second time OpenMR Benelux organizes a meeting concerning open MRI science. OpenMR Benelux 2020 will be hosted at the Donders Institute for Cognition, Brain and Behaviour in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, on 21-23 January, 2020.
There will be a Brainhack hackathon Nov 21 (possibly also 22), in conjunction with INCFs CodeRefinery Workshop at KI, 19-21/11.
Dates: Thursday 21/11, late afternoon (17.00->) into night. Possible continuation on Saturday.
Location: KI Campus
Style: free for all, free snacks, pizza night.
Organizers: Malin Sandström (INCF), Lotta (INCF), Gustav Nilsonne (KI, SND).
Senior Lecturer and Co-editor KongFatt Wong-Lin calls for contributions to a Special Issue on Multiscale Modelling and Analysis in Neuroscience in the Journal of Neuroscience Methods. The Special Issue is focused on state-of-the-art: (i) computational modelling techniques; (ii) theoretical, mathematical or numerical methods; (iii) analysis of data; (iv) curation of data; or (v) combinations of the above. For more information, please see:
The BIDS community has voted in a Steering Group of five candidates, chosen as a slate. The slate chosen is the Guiomar Niso chaired slate with Melanie Ganz, Robert Oostenveld, Russ Poldrack, and Kirstie Whitaker!
INCF had a booth at SfN 2019 in Chicago, held on October 19–23. The booth space was used for demos of INCF community projects and tools, among them Neurodata Without Borders, NITRC, ReproNim, g-node’s NIX, the BIDS standard and the INCF-developed tool Neurobot.
INCF Community Engagement officer Malin Sandström has administered INCF’s partition in Google Summer of Code for 6 years, but never visited the yearly GSoC Mentor Summit.
- It was a very useful event, she says. And it was fantastic to meet our students and mentors in person.
INCF has worked hard in the past months to optimize the services we provide to the neuroscience community, and we’re finally ready to announce the improvements we have done in order to serve the community better! First up is our new membership models - we have expanded the ways the community can be active participants and contributors to our mission to develop, evaluate, endorse, and implement standards and best practices that embrace the principles of open, FAIR, and citable neuroscience.