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This lesson gives an introduction to high-performance computing with the Compute Canada network, first providing an overview of use cases for HPC and then a hands-on tutorial. Though some examples might seem specific to the Calcul Québec, all computing clusters in the Compute Canada network share the same software modules and environments.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 02:49:34

This lesson provides a short overview of the main features of the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) Portal, a web interface that facilitates open science for the neuroscience community by simplifying global access to and sharing of datasets and tools. The Portal internalizes the typical cycle of a research project, beginning with data acquisition, followed by data processing with published tools, and ultimately the publication of results with a link to the original dataset.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 14:03

This talk presents an overview of CBRAIN, a web-based platform that allows neuroscientists to perform computationally intensive data analyses by connecting them to high-performance computing facilities across Canada and around the world.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 56:07
Speaker: : Shawn Brown

This lecture presents an overview of functional brain parcellations, as well as a set of tutorials on bootstrap agregation of stable clusters (BASC) for fMRI brain parcellation.

Difficulty level: Advanced
Duration: 50:28
Speaker: : Pierre Bellec

Neuronify is an educational tool meant to create intuition for how neurons and neural networks behave. You can use it to combine neurons with different connections, just like the ones we have in our brain, and explore how changes on single cells lead to behavioral changes in important networks. Neuronify is based on an integrate-and-fire model of neurons. This is one of the simplest models of neurons that exist. It focuses on the spike timing of a neuron and ignores the details of the action potential dynamics. These neurons are modeled as simple RC circuits. When the membrane potential is above a certain threshold, a spike is generated and the voltage is reset to its resting potential. This spike then signals other neurons through its synapses.

Neuronify aims to provide a low entry point to simulation-based neuroscience.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:25
Speaker: : Neuronify

This opening lecture from INCF's Short Course in Neuroinformatics provides an overview of the field of neuroinformatics itself, as well as laying out an argument for the necessity for developing more sophisticated approaches towards FAIR data management principles in neuroscience. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:19:14
Speaker: : Maryann Martone

This lesson aims to define computational neuroscience in general terms, while providing specific examples of highly successful computational neuroscience projects. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 59:21
Speaker: : Alla Borisyuk

This lecture covers a wide range of aspects regarding neuroinformatics and data governance, describing both their historical developments and current trajectories. Particular tools, platforms, and standards to make your research more FAIR are also discussed.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 54:58
Speaker: : Franco Pestilli

Presented by the OHBM OpenScienceSIG, this lesson covers how containers can be useful for running the same software on different platforms and sharing analysis pipelines with other researchers.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:21:59

This lecture covers FAIR atlases, including their background and construction, as well as how they can be created in line with the FAIR principles.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 14:24
Speaker: : Heidi Kleven

This lesson provides an overview of Neurodata Without Borders (NWB), an ecosystem for neurophysiology data standardization. The lecture also introduces some NWB-enabled tools. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 29:53
Speaker: : Oliver Ruebel

This lesson provides instructions on how to build and share extensions in NWB.

Difficulty level: Advanced
Duration: 20:29
Speaker: : Ryan Ly

Learn how to build custom APIs for extension.

Difficulty level: Advanced
Duration: 25:40
Speaker: : Andrew Tritt

This lesson provides instruction on advanced writing strategies in HDF5 that are accessible through PyNWB.

Difficulty level: Advanced
Duration: 23:00
Speaker: : Oliver Ruebel

This lesson provides a tutorial on how to handle writing very large data in MatNWB. 

Difficulty level: Advanced
Duration: 16:18
Speaker: : Ben Dichter

This lecture discusses the FAIR principles as they apply to electrophysiology data and metadata, the building blocks for community tools and standards, platforms and grassroots initiatives, and the challenges therein.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 8:11
Speaker: : Thomas Wachtler

This lecture contains an overview of electrophysiology data reuse within the EBRAINS ecosystem.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 15:57
Speaker: : Andrew Davison

This lecture contains an overview of the Distributed Archives for Neurophysiology Data Integration (DANDI) archive, its ties to FAIR and open-source, integrations with other programs, and upcoming features.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 13:34

This lecture contains an overview of the Australian Electrophysiology Data Analytics Platform (AEDAPT), how it works, how to scale it, and how it fits into the FAIR ecosystem.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 18:56
Speaker: : Tom Johnstone

This lecture discusses how to standardize electrophysiology data organization to move towards being more FAIR.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 15:51