The Software Working Group is a joint collaboration between INCF and the Organization for Computational Neuroscience (OCNS). The working group focuses on evaluating and improving computational neuroscience tools: finding them, testing them, learning how they work, and informing developers of issues to ensure that these tools remain in good shape by having communities looking after them.
Brainhacks and similar formats are increasingly recognized as a new way of providing academic training and conducting research that extends traditional settings. There is a new paper out in Neuron, by 200+ authors, describing the format and what makes it valuable to the community. This post aims to highlight some of the core themes of the paper.
This past summer, 1199 students from 66 countries were accepted into the 2020 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program, working with nearly two hundred organizations on developing open source software. The program accepts students from all over the world, who receive stipends to write code - according to a self-defined project plan - for various open source software projects. 21 students worked with INCF’s mentors in various neuro-related research tool projects.
The Five Recommendations for FAIR software were submitted to INCF for endorsement as a Best Practice and is now open for community review, an important step in the endorsement process. Please visit F1000 Call for Community Feedback on Five Recommendations for FAIR Software to comment.
The Google Summer of Code is a long-running program sponsored by Google where students get a stipend for pursuing coding projects in open source. INCF has participated in the program since 2011 as a mentoring organization.
Springer Link has just published a Neuroinformatics article on INCF. The article was written by the members of the INCF community, and describes the importance for standardization in data science and the role that INCF plays in the process.
As a part of our efforts to make available educational materials in neuroethics, we are proud to announce our partnership with the International Neuroethics Society (INS) to disseminate a webinar series covering a range of neuroethics topics.
INCF has supported the OHBM Open Science SIG and Hackathon since its inception in 2012, and is happy to play a part to ensure their continued success. Below you can read the report from the 2020 edition of the OHBM Brainhac.
Membership in INCF gives you a voice in the discussions around standardization, training, and open science by either direct or elected representation on our different councils and committees. Other benefits include discounts to events, products, and services, and the possibility to acquire funding for developing standards and best practices.