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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
The BIDS community has voted in a Steering Group of five candidates, chosen as a slate. The slate chosen is the Guiomar Niso chaired slate with Melanie Ganz, Robert Oostenveld, Russ Poldrack, and Kirstie Whitaker!
NWB:N 2.0 is a data standard for neurophysiology, providing neuroscientists with a common standard to share, archive, use, and build common analysis tools for neurophysiology data. The standard is designed to store a variety of neurophysiology data, including from intracellular and extracellular electrophysiology experiments, optical physiology experiments, as well as tracking and stimulus data.
INCF and the CTSI are organizing The Brain Summit 2018: "Towards the alignment of the large-scale brain initiatives in support of clinical data", a symposium with emphasis on coordination and alignment of efforts.