The INCF Training and Education Committee held a very successful Professional Development Workshop on Brain Data Science at SfN in San Diego.
- INCF-sponsored project: Increasing visibility of research resources on bioRxiv and medRxiv as a key part of a preprint
Identifiers for research resources are a new way to link papers, improve resource findability and reproducibility. A new project by SciScore and funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) will see to implement a Resource table for each preprint.
- A new "Perspective" in Frontiers describes BIDS-Microscopy, an extension of the INCF-endorsed standard BIDS for microscopy data. The extension is included in the latest release of BIDS (1.7.0) as BEP031. BIDS is a standard prescribing a formal way to name and organize MRI data and metadata. The early development of BIDS was originated and supported by INCF as a part of its Neuroimaging Datasharing Task Force activities, and it was the first standard to be formally endorsed by INCF
NeuroHackademy is a two-week long summer school in neuroimaging and data science, organized by long-term INCF community member Ariel Rokem and Noah Benson, held at the University of Washington eScience Institute.We have interviewed Ariel Rokem to learn more about the course, how it came to be, and what makes the hackathon culture a great space for collaboration and learning.
One of INCF’s longest running GSoC projects, Active Segmentation for ImageJ, has resulted in a paper. ImageJ is an open source Java image processing program extensively used in life sciences. The program was designed with an open architecture that provides extensibility via Java plugins.