The INCF Neuroinformatics blog
Just added to the Funding section on our portal: a joint call from German and Japanese agencies JST, BMBF and DFG.
The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) have announced the implementation of a new programme for joint funding of German-Japanese cooperative research in computational neuroscience.
Citing from the call text: "This initiative focuses on the funding of collaborative research projects that bring together scientists and engineers with complementary experience and training in the experimental and theoretical neurosciences. Proposals for research projects should describe collaborations that bring together the complementary expertise needed to achieve significant advances on challenging interdisciplinary problems. They should include collaborations among computational and/or modelling experts, theorists, and experimental neuroscientists or engineers. Computational research supported under this initiative must relate to biological processes and should lead to hypotheses that are testable in biological studies."
The application deadline is August 8, 2011.
Image: "Neuroinformatics" by Hannes Lüling, Clara Lüling and Thomas Biller, from the INCF Image Competition 2010.
On May 10-11, representatives from the INCF National Nodes met in Stockholm for the Nodes Workshop.
Last week, 33 representatives from 14 of the 16 INCF National Nodes met in Stockholm for the fourth Nodes Workshop. This meeting's theme was "Neuroinformatics Infrastructure". The INCF Secretariat presented its visions for global neuroinformatics infrastructure, and each Node was asked to give a brief overview of their country's current neuroscience infrastructure status. Breakout discussion sessions collected input and ideas on data sharing, infrastructure needs, and teaching and training aspects of neuroinformatics.
As usual, the meeting also afforded plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking between the participants - over coffee, during the poster session and at lunch and dinner. We look forward to meeting you all again next time!
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