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Perspective on big brain projects published in Science

Coordination of the world's multiple brain projects is "necessary and feasible", states a Perspective article in the October 2 issue of Science, summarizing outcomes of representatives of the big brain projects meeting in Suzhou in June earlier this year. The Suzhou discussions pointed out several areas where the needs for international coordination are particularly acute, such as standardization, infrastructures for sharing, better multidisciplinary training, and funding mechanisms able to support international collaboration. The article concludes that INCF and other similar organizations may be best positioned to support community efforts and draw the necessary partnerships.

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New OECD report "Making Open Science a reality"

In recent years, open science has become an active area of policy development. This OECD report aims to provide an analytical overview of recent open science policy trends, focusing in particular on initiatives to promote broad access to publicly funded research results, including both scientific publications and research data. The report discusses and presents evidence on the impacts of policies to promote open science and open data, and explores the legal barriers and solutions to greater access to research data.

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New issue of the INCF Newsletter

The INCF autumn Newsletter, with updates on our summer activities and autumn plans, is now out. Read about the INCF-OECD workshop on dementia in datasharing, our recent Neuroinformatics Congress in Cairns, and the results of or latest round of Google Summer of Code. As usual, we also offer an overview of upcoming events and recent papers.

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INCF receives contributions from our member countries, based on gross domestic expenditures on research and development.

Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Institute of Technology are the host institutions of INCF. Further support is also received from the Swedish Research Council,
the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and the National Science Foundation.


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