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  • Call for Special Interest Groups early 2020

    INCF is calling for community proposals for Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to be formed or renewed in early 2020. The call is open both to new and existing INCF SIGs.

    SIGs are community-initiated groups where users and developers can meet and work collaboratively to develop, refine, and implement new community standards and best practices (SBPs) to be proposed for endorsement. The SIGs also serve as the focus for getting agreement and community buy-in on the use of these standards and best practices.

  • Google Summer of Code 2020

    INCF will apply for GSoC 2020 and are now assembling mentors and ideas for projects. If you want to join us, email your project idea(s) to Malin Sandström ( latest end of December.

  • NeuroImage special issue on reproducibility
    The latest issue of the journal NeuroImage is a special issue on reproducibility in MRI, led by Russell A.Poldrack, Kirstie Whitake and David Kennedy.
  • Why you should join INCF

    INCF has reshaped as organization to a new, member-based model. Now you can be a member in INCF, both as an individual or as an organization or company. So why join? To get better access to collaborators all over the world. To come to our Assembly with a discounted fee. To have priority access to our training events. To be encouraged - and encourage others - in your efforts to write good tools, share data, or make your science reproducible and open.

  • INCF successfully concludes pilot Season of Docs
    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!
  • Human Brain Project (HBP) public event in Heidelberg, Germany on November 25.

    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.

  • Open MR hackathon in Netherlands, January 21-23 2020
    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.
  • Announcement: Stockholm Brainhack November 21(22)

    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).

    Registration: link

  • Computational Neuroscience Research Scientist position open
    Computational Neuroscience Research Scientist position available at Krembil Research Institute/Toronto Western Hospital.
  • Call for contributions to special Multiscale Modeling issue of JNM

    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: