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Neuroscience for Machine Learners (Neuro4ML)

Neural Reckoning Group

This is a freely available online course on neuroscience for people with a machine learning background. The aim is to bring together these two fields that have a shared goal in understanding intelligent processes. Rather than pushing for “neuroscience-inspired” ideas in machine learning, the idea is to broaden the conceptions of both fields to incorporate elements of the other in the hope that this will lead to new, creative thinking.

 

Using brainlife.io

brainlife.io

This course provides several visual walkthroughs documenting how to execute various processes in brainlife.io, an open-source, free and secure reproducible neuroscience analysis platform. The platform allows to analyze Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) data. Data can either be uploaded from local computers or imported from public archives such as OpenNeuro.org.

 

INCF Short Course: Introduction to Neuroinformatics

INCF

The emergence of data-intensive science creates a demand for neuroscience educators worldwide to deliver better neuroinformatics education and training in order to raise a generation of modern neuroscientists with FAIR capabilities, awareness of the value of standards and best practices, knowledge in dealing with big datasets, and the ability to integrate knowledge over multiple scales and methods.

 
INCF TrainingSpace

Session 9: Event Annotation in Neuroimaging Using HED: From Experiment to Analysis

INCF

This workshop delves into the need for, structure of, tools for, and use of hierarchical event descriptor (HED) annotation to prepare neuroimaging time series data for storing, sharing, and advanced analysis. HED are a controlled vocabulary of terms describing events in a machine-actionable form so that algorithms can use the information without manual recoding.

 
INCF TrainingSpace

Session 8: FAIR Data: The Role of Journals

INCF

Most neuroscience journals request authors to make their data publicly available in appropriate repositories. The requirements and policies put forward by journals vary, and the services provided for different types of data also differ considerably across repositories.

 
INCF TrainingSpace

Session 7: Practical Guide to Overcome the Reproducibility Crisis in Small Animal Neuroimaging: Workflows, Tools, and Repositories

INCF

The workshop will include interactive seminars given by selected experts in the field covering all aspects of (FAIR) small animal MRI data acquisition, analysis, and sharing. The seminars will be followed by hands-on training where participants will perform use case scenarios using software established by the organizers. This will include an introduction to the basics of using command line interfaces, Python installation, working with Docker/Singularity containers, Datalad/Git, and BIDS.

 
INCF TrainingSpace

Session 6: Research Workflows for Collaborative Neuroscience

INCF

This course contains videos, lectures, and hands-on tutorials as part of INCF's Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023 workshop on developing robust and reproducible research workflows to foster greater collaborative efforts in neuroscience.

 
INCF TrainingSpace

Session 5: Infrastructure for Sensitive Data

INCF

This course consists of a three-part session from the second day of INCF's Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023. The lessons describe various on-going efforts within the fields of neuroinformatics and clinical neuroscience to adjust to the increasingly vast volumes of brain data being collected and stored.

 
INCF TrainingSpace

INCF Assembly 2023 - Lightning Talks (Day 2)

INCF

This course consists of several lightning talks from the second day of INCF's Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023. Covering a wide range of topics, these brief talks provide snapshots of various neuroinformatic efforts such as brain-computer interface standards, dealing with multimodal animal MRI datasets, distributed data management, and several more. 

 
INCF TrainingSpace

INCF Assembly 2023 - Lightning Talks (Day 1)

INCF

This course consists of three lessons, each corresponding to a lightning talk given at the first day of INCF's Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023. By following along these brief talks, you will hear about topics such as open source tools for computer vision, tools for the integration of various MRI dataset formats, as well as international data governance. 

 
INCF TrainingSpace

Session 4: "Is This FAIR?": Transparency in EDI, Career Development, & Management

INCF

There is a growing recognition and adoption of open and FAIR science practices in neuroscience research. This is predominately regarded as scientific progress and has enabled significant opportunities for large, collaborative, team science. The efforts and practical work that go into creating an open and FAIR landscape extend far beyond just the science.

 
INCF TrainingSpace

Session 3: Streamlining Cross-Platform Data Integration

INCF

This course corresponds to the third session of talks given at INCF's Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023. In this session, the talks revolve around the idea of cross-platform data integration, discussing processes and solutions for rapidly developing an integrated workflow across independent systems for the US BRAIN Initiative Cell Census. 

 
INCF TrainingSpace

Session 2: FAIR Sharing, Integration, & Analysis of Neuroscience Data

INCF

This course corresponds to the second session of INCF's Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023. This series of talks continues a discussion of FAIR principles from the first session, with a greater emphasis on brain data (humans and animals) atlases for data analysis and integation. 

 
INCF TrainingSpace

Session 1: A FAIR Roadmap for Knowledge Graphs and Ontologies

INCF

This course corresponds to the first session of talks given at INCF's Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023. The sessions consists of several lectures, focusing on using the principles of FAIR (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability) to inform future directions in neuroscience and neuroinformatics. In particular, these talks deal with the development of knowledge graphs and ontologies. 

 

Introductory Concepts

Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics

This couse is the opening module for the University of Toronto's Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics' virtual learning series Solving Problems in Mental Health Using Multi-Scale Computational Neuroscience. Lessons in this course introduce participants to the study of brain disorders, starting from elemental units like genes and neurons, eventually building up to whole-brain modelling and global activity patterns.

 

Cognitive Science and Psychology: Mind, Brain, and Behavior

NeurotechEU

This lecture series is presented by NeuroTechEU, an alliance between eight European universities with the goal to build a trans-European network of excellence in brain research and technologies. By following along with this series, participants will learn about the history of cognitive science and the development of the field in a sociocultural context, as well as its trajectory into the future with the advent of artificial intelligence and neural network development.

 

Population-Based Data Resources & Integrative Research Methods

Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics

As research methods and experimental technologies become ever more sophisticated, the amount of health-related data per individual which has become accessible is vast, giving rise to a corresponding need for cross-domain data integration, whole-person modelling, and improved precision medicine. This course provides lessons describing state of the art methods and repositories, as well as a tutorial on computational methods for data integration. 

 

Bayesian Models of Learning and Integration of Neuroimaging Data

Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics

Bayesian inference (using prior knowledge to generate more accurate predictions about future events or outcomes) has become increasingly applied to the fields of neuroscience and neuroinformatics. In this course, participants are taught how Bayesian statistics may be used to build cognitive models of processes like learning or perception. This course also offers theoretical and practical instruction on dynamic causal modeling as applied to fMRI and EEG data.

 

Whole-Brain Modelling

Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics

Given the extreme interconnectedness of the human brain, studying any one cerebral area in isolation may lead to spurious results or incomplete, if not problematic, interpretations. This course introduces participants to the various spatial scales of neuroscience and the fundamentals of whole-brain modelling, used to generate a more thorough picture of brain activity.

 

Neuroimaging Connectomics

Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics

This course consists of one lesson and one tutorial, focusing on the neural connectivity measures derived from neuroimaging, specifically from methods like functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). Additional tools such as tractography and parcellation are discussed in the context of brain connectivity and mental health. The tutorial leads participants through the computation of brain connectomes from fMRI data.