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November 2023

Support INCF’s mission to push global neuroscience further and faster

28th November 2023

INCF has been working to facilitate data sharing in neuroscience since 2005 by supporting community-driven standardization and interoperability efforts, and ensuring impact through training and advocacy activities. 

Your contribution enables us to provide open science resources and training activities to the global neuroscience community, ultimately accelerating the pace of scientific discovery.

Read the blog here.

We're happy to welcome two new journals to the NPRC!

16th November 2023

We have added the following two journals from Karger Publishers to the NPRC!

  1. Neuroimmunomodulation
  2. Neurodegenerative Diseases

The Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium (NPRC) is a cross-publisher alliance of over 70 journals that share manuscript reviews with other NPRC members at the author’s request. Read more about NPRC and our participating  journals.

INCF at SfN: Neuroscience 2023!

11th November 2023

Make sure to visit us at SfN’s Neuroscience 2023 in Washington, DC! Here’s a list of where we’ll be and when, including our booth, talks, and a book signing!


Booth name         INCF

Booth number     3323

Time.                   Sunday November 12, 9:30am-5:00pm

                            Monday November 13, 9:30am-5:00pm

                            Tuesday November 14, 9:30am-5:00pm

                            Wednesday November 15, 9:30am-5:00pm


Session              Personal Development Workshop: Escape from Academia - Alternative careers: Is there life after 

                           the PhD?

Moderator          Mathew Abrams PhD, INCF Director of science and education

Panelist              Helena Ledmyr PhD, INCF Director of development and communications

Location             WCC 207A

Time                   Saturday November 11, 3:00-5:00pm


Session              NANO40: Software Tools, Databases: Scientific and Social Impact

Talk                    NANO40.09: The FAIR roadmap for neuroscience: practical guidelines, resources, and tools to 

                           make neuroscience more open, FAIR, and citable

Speaker             Mathew Abrams PhD, INCF Director of science and education

Location             WCC 147B

Time                   Monday November 13, 8:00-10:45am


Session              Book signing: The brain in motion

Author                Sten Grillner, INCF Senior advisor

Location             MIT Press, booth 732

Time                   Monday November 13, 1:00-2:00pm


May 2023

Upcoming INCF Short Course: Introduction to Neuroinformatics

17th May 2023

INCF and its Training and Education Council is arranging another instance of the Introductory Course in Neuroinformatics, this time on location at the University of Seattle, Washington, on October 2-4 2023. The course will teach neuroscientists and researchers from related fields about neuroinformatics: the science and engineering of brain data. The topics covered will range from theoretical background to methodological innovations in the field and their applications, as well as socio-technical issues related to data sharing, applications of neuroinformatics to clinical questions, and compliance with sharing mandates.

  • Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA 
  • Date: Oct 2-4, 2023 
  • Apply by: Aug 31

Read more information about the course

Call for investigator talks!

11th May 2023

We are seeking speakers for two investigator-led sessions to take place at INCF Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023. Both sessions will take place on Mon Sep 18, one from 14:30-16:00 CEST (A FAIR roadmap…) and the other from 19:30-21:00 CEST (Is this FAIR…). There are 4 speaker slots available per session, and each speaker will be given 15 mins for their talk plus a 5 min Q&A, for a total of 20 mins per speaker. After all 4 speakers have presented, there will be a roundtable discussion for the remainder of the timeslot.

Submit your abstract here

April 2023

Save the date for the INCF Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023!

24th April 2023

Mark your calendars - our annual INCF Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023 is taking place virtually from September 18-20! This year's theme is "Transparency in FAIR neuroinformatics" and caters to two main groups:  

  • Neuroscience and/or neuroinformatics researchers interested in learning how to implement FAIR data management and sharing practices in their research, tools, and infrastructures. 
  • Standards developers, infrastructure providers and software developers interested in learning about the latest advancements in the state of the art, increasing community adoption of their infrastructures and software, improving their craft, and those dedicated to working collaboratively with the community to develop solutions that support open, FAIR neuroscience. 

The INCF Assembly is a unique venue where neuroscience standards developers, infrastructure providers, and software developers have the opportunity to interact with the research community to share the latest advancements in neuroinformatics. We hope to see you there!

March 2023

Call for workshops for INCF Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023

10th March 2023

Do you have a great workshop idea? Let us know! Our theme is Transparency in FAIR Neuroinformatics. Here are some topics we would like to see represented at Assembly:

  • "Opening the black box”: How to make AI/ML interpretable for Neuroinformatics
  • “A FAIR share”: The feasibility and scalability of data sharing from the infrastructure POV
  • A FAIR roadmap for knowledge graphs and ontologies
  • “Is this FAIR?”: Transparency in EDI & career development & management
  • From repositories to workflows: A FAIR roadmap for building and endorsing tools

Submit your ideas here by April 7:

Learn more:

INCF has been accepted as a mentoring organization in GSoC for the 13th time!

8th March 2023

INCF has been accepted as a mentoring organization in GSoC for the 13th time! 

Contributors can now start indicating interest in projects on Neurostars:

Neurostars Full project ideas list:

February 2023

New data management & sharing resources on the INCF portal!

13th February 2023

Our portal is newly stocked with a multitude of resources to researchers who are in need of guidance and knowledge around the fundamentals of data sharing and data management. Read more 

We're happy to welcome 5 new journals to the NPRC!

9th February 2023

We have added the following 5 journals from Karger Publishers to the NPRC!

1. Neuropsychobiology
2. Psychopathology
3. Complex Psychiatry
4. European Addiction Research
5. Dementia & Geriatric Cognitive Disorders

The Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium (NPRC) is a cross-publisher alliance of over 60 journals that share manuscript reviews with other NPRC members at the author’s request. Read more about NPRC and our participating  journals.