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INCF Short Course: Introduction to Neuroinformatics 2023

INCF Short Course: Introduction to Neuroinformatics 2023

Dates: 2 - 4 October 2023
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Neuroscience has entered an exciting new era of Big Data. New experimental methods are generating large, complex and multidimensional datasets. Data sharing initiatives are providing a broad community of researchers with access to rich datasets of neuroscience data at a range of temporal and spatial scales. This course will teach neuroscience researchers and researchers from related fields about neuroinformatics: the science and engineering of brain data. The topics covered will range from theoretical background, through methodological innovations in the field and their application, as well as socio-technical issues related to data sharing, applications of neuroinformatics to clinical questions, and compliance with sharing mandates.

Target audience

Early career researchers, trainees, or individuals switching into the field.


In-person with 45 mins theory lectures + 40 minutes practical experiences for each topic.


Topics covered

  • Introduction to neuroinformatics 
  • Introduction to neuroscience and neuroanatomy
  • Data science and reproducibility 
  • Human neuroimaging 
  • Clinical neuroinformatics 
  • Neuroethics, data governance, and international data sharing
  • Microscopic imaging of brain function and structure
  • Introduction to computational neuroscience
  • How to write a data management plan
  • Ontologies and databases
  • Scientific workflows and computational infrastructure
  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning


  • 40 USD for INCF members Join INCF
  • 80 USD for non-members 
  • A limited number of fee waivers available. Preference given to INCF members

important dates

  • Applications due: 15 June 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2023
  • Confirmation of attendance: 30 July 2023
  • First day of course: 2 October 2023