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NeuroTools Webinar Series

Presented by the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF), this series consists of several lectures characterizing cutting-edge, open-source software platforms and computational tools for neuroscientists. This course offers detailed descriptions of various neuroinformatic resources such as cloud-computing services, web-based annotation tools, genome browsers, and platforms for designing and building biophysically detailed models of neurons and neural ensembles. Given the myriad of computational techniques, ontologies, and softwares which inhabit the modern neuroinformatic ecosystem, this course aims to highlight those which are free, accessible, and effective for the greatest number of neuroscientists worldwide.

Course Features
Videos
Lectures
Lessons of this Course
1
1
Duration:
48:22

This lesson provides an overview of the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP), which was developed to archive and distribute the data and results from studies that have investigated the interaction of genotype and phenotype in humans.

2
1
Duration:
57:52

This talk highlights a set of platform technologies, software, and data collections that close and shorten the feedback cycle in research. 

3
1
Duration:
39:27

This lesson describes the Neuroscience Gateway , which facilitates access and use of National Science Foundation High Performance Computing resources by neuroscientists.

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2
Duration:
1:00:39
Speaker:

This lecture provides an overview of successful open-access projects aimed at describing complex neuroscientific models, and makes a case for expanded use of resources in support of reproducibility and validation of models against experimental data.

5
2
Duration:
1:00:43

This lecture outlines GeneNetwork.org, a group of linked data sets and tools used to study complex networks of genes, molecules, and higher order gene function and phenotypes.

6
3
Duration:
1:03:26

This lesson provides an overview of GeneWeaver, a web application for the integrated cross-species analysis of functional genomics data to find convergent evidence from heterogeneous sources.

7
4
Duration:
25:53

This lesson provides a demonstration of GeneWeaver, a system for the integration and analysis of heterogeneous functional genomics data.

8
4
Duration:
59:34

This lesson describes how DataLad allows you to track and mange both your data and analysis code, thereby facilitating reliable, reproducible, and shareable research.

9
5
Duration:
59:06

This talk covers the Human Connectome Project, which aims to provide an unparalleled compilation of neural data, an interface to graphically navigate this data, and the opportunity to achieve never before realized conclusions about the living human brain.

10
6
Duration:
52:06

This lecture provides an overview of the technology and demonstration of how Hypothes.is is being used within biomedicine. 

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7
Duration:
43:38
Speaker:

In this lecture, attendees will learn how Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Center (MMRRC) archives, cryopreserves, and distributes scientifically valuable genetically engineered mouse strains and mouse ES cell lines for the genetics and biomedical research community.

12
8
Duration:
1:01:36

Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) are ID numbers assigned to help researchers cite key resources (e.g., antibodies, model organisms, and software projects) in biomedical literature to improve the transparency of research methods.

13
9
Duration:
36:41

This talk deals with Identifiers.org, a central infrastructure for findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable (FAIR) data, which provides a range of services  to promote the citability of individual data providers and integration with e-infrastructures.

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9
Duration:
1:03:29

This lesson outlines NeuroMorpho.org, a centrally curated inventory of digitally reconstructed neurons, which contrains contributions from dozens of laboratories worldwide and is continuously updated as new morphological reconstructions are collected, published, and shared. 

15
10
Duration:
1:00:10

This talk covers the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC), a free one-stop-shop collaboratory for science researchers that need resources such as neuroimaging analysis software, publicly available data sets, or computing power.