Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Since 2011, the INCF network has served as a mentoring organization providing mentors from the neuroinformatics community.
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!