The INCF Infrastructure Committee’s “Recommendations for repositories and science gateways from a neuroscience perspective” has been published today, May 16, as a Comment in Scientific Data. The INCF Infrastructure Committee (IC), then led by Wojtek Goscinski, started the project with dual purposes - to help neuroscience researchers choose good services for their specific use cases, and to help service providers make good and future-proof decisions for setup and operations.
The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) was established in 2017, as a national network of Canadian neuroscience research centers committed to collaborating on a series of new open neuroscience initiatives, centered on sharing data and tools. CONP is a collaborator of INCF and has funding from Brain Canada and many other partner organizations.
We are happy to announce that INCF has been accepted as a mentoring organization in Google Summer of Code 2022, for the 12th year running!
INCF has participated as a GSoC mentoring organization since 2011, identifying and recruiting mentors from our community who volunteer to mentor one or more GSoC contributors in open source software development over the summer.
Short-Course: Longitudinal Data Tensor-Linear Modeling and Space-kime Analytics. This short course will cover the current state-of-the-art approaches for tensor-based linear modeling and space-kime analytics. Instructors will present a generalized framework for modeling and prediction of scalar, matrix, or tensor outcomes from observed tensor inputs.
On January 26, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) launched the Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI), to enable better access to and discovery of NIH-funded data among generalist repositories.
An initial effort has now been made by the BICCN network to make the most comprehensive and detailed map ever of any brain area; a map of the motor cortex and the cells it contains. More than 250 persons at more than 45 institutions across 3 continents have studied the area using an array of complementary methods. The resulting 17 papers are now being simultaneously published in Nature.
INCF facilitates open neuroscience by 1) developing, vetting, and promoting FAIR standards and best practices, and 2) providing training in how to implement these standards and best practices on your own research. The purpose is to make neuroscience more open and FAIR, to ensure that research funds and efforts are well invested, and that neuroscientific findings are robust and replicable.
Of course, over here at INCF, every week is open science week -- open neuroscience, to be more specific -- and we believe that all branches of science should be open. Recent history has made it clear that science happens faster when it’s open, and we need science to happen faster than it currently does. Humanity is facing several severe challenges with the changing climate and microorganisms run amok, just to name a few very urgent ones.
A collaboration between French researchers and clinicians has leveraged the BIDS (the Brain Imaging Data Structure) standard for neuroimaging datasets and the tool ecosystem that has developed around BIDS to build an easy-to-use neuroimaging data analysis platform for those who conduct clinical neuroscience studies.