Identifiers for research resources are a new way to link papers, improve resource findability and reproducibility. A new project by SciScore and funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) will see to implement a Resource table for each preprint.
A new "Perspective" in Frontiers describes BIDS-Microscopy, an extension of the INCF-endorsed standard BIDS for microscopy data. The extension is included in the latest release of BIDS (1.7.0) as BEP031.
BIDS is a standard prescribing a formal way to name and organize MRI data and metadata. The early development of BIDS was originated and supported by INCF as a part of its Neuroimaging Datasharing Task Force activities, and it was the first standard to be formally endorsed by INCF
NeuroHackademy is a two-week long summer school in neuroimaging and data science, organized by long-term INCF community member Ariel Rokem and Noah Benson, held at the University of Washington eScience Institute.We have interviewed Ariel Rokem to learn more about the course, how it came to be, and what makes the hackathon culture a great space for collaboration and learning.
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.
The developers of the Marmoset Connectivity Atlas have published a paper describing the resource in Nature Communications. The Marmoset Connectivity Atlas is the result of a collaboration between the INCF Polish and Australian Nodes that was facilitated by the INCF seed funding scheme.
The NeuroML project focuses on standard descriptions of neuroscience model components, in the form of development of an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) based description language that provides a common data format for defining and exchanging descriptions of neuronal cell and network models.