A new NeuroView paper in Neuron describes the International Brain Initiative, IBI, a consortium of big brain projects across the world who aim to coordinate efforts across existing and emerging national and regional brain initiatives. IBI was established in recognition of the fact that no single initiative will be able to tackle the challenge to better understand the brain.
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 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!
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.
INCF is proud to announce the official launch of TrainingSpace (TS), an online hub that aims to make neuroscience educational materials more accessible to the global neuroscience community developed in collaboration with INCF, HBP, SfN, FENS, IBRO, CONP, IEEE, BD2K, and iNeuro Initiative.
Neurobot is a clinical study data management tool developed by INCF. CENTER-TBI, a large European project that aims to improve the care for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the first study using Neurobot and it was customised based on the feedback from researchers in the project.
A new $10-million investment from the Ludmer Family Foundation will establish the Ludmer Centre Heritage Fund and help launch and support a Global Brain Consortium of leading brain research institutions focused on sharing infrastructure, methodologies and results, ultimately accelerating treatment for patients.