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Félix-Antoine Fortin from Calcul Québec gives an introduction to high-performance computing with the Compute Canada network, first providing an overview of use cases for HPC and then a hand-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.

 

The lesson was given in the context of the BrainHack School 2020.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 02:49:34
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The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) Portal is 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.

 

In this video, Samir Das and Tristan Glatard give a short overview of the main features of the CONP Portal.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 14:03
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Shawn Brown 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.

 

This talk was given in the context of a Ludmer Centre event in 2019.

 

 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 56:07
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This course will teach you AWS basics right through to advanced cloud computing concepts. There are lots of hands-on exercises using an AWS free tier account to give you practical experience with Amazon Web Services. Visual slides and animations will help you gain a deep understanding of Cloud Computing.

 

This lesson is courtesy of freeCodeCamp.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 05:27:20
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As models in neuroscience have become increasingly complex, it has become more difficult to share all aspects of models and model analysis, hindering model accessibility and reproducibility. In this session, we will discuss existing resources for promoting FAIR data and models in computational neuroscience, their impact on the field, and the remaining barriers. This lecture covers how FAIR practices affect personalized data models, including workflows, challenges, and how to improve these practices.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 13:16
Speaker: : Kelly Shen

Much like neuroinformatics, data science uses techniques from computational science to derive meaningful results from large complex datasets. In this session, we will explore the relationship between neuroinformatics and data science, by emphasizing a range of data science approaches and activities, ranging from the development and application of statistical methods, through the establishment of communities and platforms, and through the implementation of open-source software tools. Rather than rigid distinctions, in the data science of neuroinformatics, these activities and approaches intersect and interact in dynamic ways. Together with a panel of cutting-edge neuro-data-scientist speakers, we will explore these dynamics

 

This lecture covers how brainlife.io works, and how it can be applied to neuroscience data.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 10:14
Speaker: : Franco Pestilli

As a part of NeuroHackademy 2020, Tara Madhyastha (University of Washington), Andrew Crabb (AWS), and Ariel Rokem (University of Washington) give a lecture on Cloud Computing, focusing on Amazon Web Services

 

This video is provided by the University of Washington eScience Institute.

 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:43:59
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In this presentation by the OHBM OpenScienceSIG, Tom Shaw and Steffen Bollmann cover how containers can be useful for running the same software on different platforms and sharing analysis pipelines with other researchers. They demonstrate how to build docker containers from scratch, using Neurodocker, and cover how to use containers on an HPC with singularity.

 

 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:21:59

Since their introduction in 2016, the FAIR data principles have gained increasing recognition and adoption in global neuroscience.  FAIR defines a set of high-level principles and practices for making digital objects, including data, software, and workflows, Findable, Accessible,  Interoperable, and Reusable.  But FAIR is not a specification;  it leaves many of the specifics up to individual scientific disciplines to define.  INCF has been leading the way in promoting, defining, and implementing FAIR data practices for neuroscience.  We have been bringing together researchers, infrastructure providers, industry, and publishers through our programs and networks.  In this session, we will hear some perspectives on FAIR neuroscience from some of these stakeholders who have been working to develop and use FAIR tools for neuroscience.  We will engage in a discussion on questions such as:  how is neuroscience doing with respect to FAIR?  What have been the successes?  What is currently very difficult? Where does neuroscience need to go?

 

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

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

Learn 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

Learn how to handle writing very large data in PyNWB

Difficulty level: Advanced
Duration: 26:50
Speaker: : Andrew Tritt

Learn how to handle writing very large data in MatNWB

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

This video explains what metadata is, why it is important, and how you can organise your metadata to increase the FAIRness of your data on EBRAINS.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 17:23
Speaker: : Ulrike Schlegel

Elizabeth Dupre provides reviews some standards for project management and organization, including motivation in the view of the FAIR principles and improved reproducibility.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:08:34
Speaker: : Elizabeth DuPre

NWB: An ecosystem for neurophysiology data standardization

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

The course is an introduction to the field of electrophysiology standards, infrastructure, and initiatives. 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

The course is an introduction to the field of electrophysiology standards, infrastructure, and initiatives.

 

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

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

The course is an introduction to the field of electrophysiology standards, infrastructure, and initiatives.

 

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

The course is an introduction to the field of electrophysiology standards, infrastructure, and initiatives. 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