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Working Group planned deliverables

INCF Working Groups are composed of members working on short-term funded projects that aim to achieve a concrete deliverable. See below the current list of deliverables

Year Working group Planned Deliverables
2024 Automated In-Silico Representation of Published Literature
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 INCF/MathWorks Working Group on Early-stage MATLAB Community Toolboxes
  • Propose/contribute content for a “.gitHub” repository for the GitHub organization, including a structured list of best practices markdown documents (e.g., how to adopt a MATLAB Community Toolbox).
  • Develop a template repository for seed/orphaned repos encompassing: README, LICENSE file, code of conduct, CONTRIBUTING.md)
  • Contribute initial best practices mark documents for early-stage/orphaned GitHub repository stewardship, wrt GitHub DevOps aspects (e.g., repo branch management) & MATLAB aspects (e.g., File Exchange linking)
  • (Stretch Goal) Create a 'dashboard' that gives an at-a-glance view of status and engagement metrics for each MATLAB community toolbox in the organization
2024 INCF Working Group on NIDM (NeuroImaging Data Model)
  • NeuroImaging Data Model development: further develop the model to include harmonized terminology and provenance information for pipelines and datasets (expected)
  • Develop input interfaces to save information in standardized provenance model (eg. ReproSchema) (expected)
  • Developing ReproLake: NIDM metadata representation for a number of datasets and derived data will be made available in "ReproLake" hosted by NIF (expected)
2024 INCF Working Group on Neuroimaging Quality Control
  • Manual for QC of neuroimaging data (expected)
  • Protocols of QC use cases (expected)
  • QC tools (expected)
2024 INCF Working Group on Psychophysics Software with MATLAB
  • Organize a public session for psychophysics software community projects to showcase new developments 
  • Google Doc conveying recommendations for priority directions for established psychophysics MATLAB community toolboxes (e.g., Psychophysics Toolbox) 
  • Google Doc conveying recommendations for emerging psychophysics software needs, which might be served by new or emerging MATLAB community toolboxes, commercial offerings, and/or MathWorks product updates
2024 Implement batch simulation and optimization routines
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Implementation of SWC to NeuroML converter in PyNeuroML
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 A Social web tool to facilitate rating and commenting on research reports
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Contribute to LORIS
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Best of both worlds – let’s cherish the features of parametric AND explicit knowledge retrieval
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Efficient app-based measurement of visual functions in infants and young children
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Scicommons: A social-web tool to facilitate rating and commenting on research reports
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Improving and Extending the User Interface of the Neuroptimus Parameter Optimization Software Tool
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Scicommons: A social-web tool to facilitate rating and commenting on research reports - Cloned
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Semi-Automated Workflows for Physiological Signals
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Incorporate new features into an advanced, cross-platform 3D viewer for NeuroML cells and networks
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Improving ML/AI Parameter Tuning/Optimization of Electrophysiological Models
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 HarmonyHub: A Web-Based Platform for Learning Variable-Pitch Musical Instruments
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Using markerless motion capture to drive music generation
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 HyperDevoGraph: Modeling C. elegans Development with Hypergraph Convolution Techniques
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 LORIS Data Platform Web Modules and API Development
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Graph Neural Networks (GNNs) and Visualizations
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Enhancing tvb-widgets by developing new widgets
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 A natural language interface for querying federated research data
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 INCF/OCNS Working Group on Computational Neuroscience Software

Best practices in software development (expected 2024)

2024 Visualization and UI update for ASP/IJ
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Open Source Community Sustainability
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 INCF Working Group on Standardized Data
  • Recommended directory structure and file naming convention (expected)
  • Recommended organization of the metadata (expected)
  • Specifications of file formats for the data and metadata (expected)
  • Finalization of BIDS Extension Proposal (BEP032) (expected)
2024 Package Brian's unit system
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 Improve Brian's markdown exporter
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 INCF/OHBM Working Group on checklists from transparent methods reporting in neuroscience (eCobidas)
  • COBIDAS checklist web app (expected)
2024 INCF Impact Visualization Portal with ML and Data Analytics
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 INCF Working Group on Electrophysiology Stimulation Ontology
  • Prototype visualization or validation/comparison tool (expected)
    • so users can verify that the stimuli as stored in the file are as they intended
    • for archives, so stimuli can be visualized when browsing datasets
  • Draft proposal best practices for use of the ontology for archives (expected)
  • Draft proposal for extension for parameterized 2D visual stimuli (expected)
2024 Integration of inference based models to Neuroptimus
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 INCF Working Group on Reproducibility and Best Practices in Human Brain Imaging
  • BIDS PET imaging specification (expected)
  • BIDS NIRS specification (expected)
  • BIDS eye-tracking specification (expected)
  • BIDS-matlab (expected)
  • Enhancement of the BIDS-starter kit (expected)

 

  • NI-DM IPython Notebooks (expected)
  • NIDASH Ontology (expected)
  • Developing ReproLake: NIDM metadata repository for a number of publicly-available datasets and derived data (expected ) 
  • Develop the NIDM model further: harmonized terminologies, additional tools, provenance for pipelines (expected)
2024 AnalySim
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 INCF Working Group on Standardized Representations of Network Structures
  • Converting TVB models to equivalents in NeuroML/LEMS (expected)
  • Extend NeuroML to incorporate rate based/neural mass models (expected)
  • Convert multi area cortical model to standardised format (expected)
  • Whole brain connectivity datasets in standardised formats (expected)
  • Incorporate NetPyNE UI into OSB (expected)
  • Improve interoperability of NeuroML/NineML (expected)
2024 LLM-assisted tool to annotate research data with machine-understandable, semantic data dictionaries
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 INCF Working Group on ARTEM-IS
  1. A human-readable template for description of a study, as would be suitable for submission as a supplementary document at the time of journal article submission, or alongside a preregistration (expected)
  2. App functionality to allow export of a completed template into the following (expected):
    1. A machine-readable data file
    2. A human-readable output
  3. App functionality to allow import of previously filled template information (e.g., Equipment fields from an equipment vendor; a research team’s standard operating procedure; expected)
  4. App-integrated ‘help’ functions (expected)
  5. Guidance to support a user in completing the template (expected)
  6. Standalone explanation & elaboration documents (expected)
  7. Training materials for researchers new to the field of EEG (expected)
2024 Analysim, implementing new features in project dashboard and notebook management
  • Automated Data Collection Tool. 
  • Parameter Conversion Script. 
  • Simulation Run Framework. 
  • Result Validation Report. 
  • Documentation and User Guide.
2024 INCF Working Group on NWB
  • Propose/contribute content for a “.gitHub” repository for the GitHub organization, including a structured list of best practices markdown documents (e.g., how to adopt a MATLAB Community Toolbox).
  • Develop a template repository for seed/orphaned repos encompassing: README, LICENSE file, code of conduct, CONTRIBUTING.md)
  • Contribute initial best practices mark documents for early-stage/orphaned GitHub repository stewardship, wrt GitHub DevOps aspects (e.g., repo branch management) & MATLAB aspects (e.g., File Exchange linking)
  • (Stretch Goal) Create a 'dashboard' that gives an at-a-glance view of status and engagement metrics for each MATLAB community toolbox in the organization
2021 INCF/OCNS Working Group on Computational Neuroscience Software