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Computational models provide a framework for integrating data across spatial scales and for exploring hypotheses about the biological mechanisms underlying neuronal and network dynamics. However, as models increase in complexity, additional barriers emerge to the creation, exchange, and re-use of models. Successful projects have created standards for describing complex models in neuroscience and provide open source tools to address these issues. This lecture provides an overview of these projects and make a case for expanded use of resources in support of reproducibility and validation of models against experimental data.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:00:39
Speaker: : Sharon Crook

Introduction to the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS): a standard for organizing human neuroimaging datasets. This lecture was part of the 2018 Neurohackademy, a 2-week hands-on summer institute in neuroimaging and data science held at the University of Washington eScience Institute.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 56:49

NWB: An ecosystem for neurophysiology data standardization

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

NWB: An ecosystem for neurophysiology data standardization

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

DAQCORD is a framework for the design, documentation and reporting of data curation methods in order to advance the scientific rigour, reproducibility and analysis of the data. This lecture covers the rationale for developing the framework, the process in which the framework was developed, and ends with a presentation of the framework. While the driving use case for DAQCORD was clinical traumatic brain injury research, the framework is applicable to clinical studies in other domains of clinical neuroscience research.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 17:08
Speaker: : Ari Ercole

PyNN is a simulator-independent language for building neuronal network models. The PyNN API aims to support modelling at a high-level of abstraction (populations of neurons, layers, columns and the connections between them) while still allowing access to the details of individual neurons and synapses when required. PyNN provides a library of standard neuron, synapse, and synaptic plasticity models which have been verified to work the same on the different supported simulators. PyNN also provides a set of commonly-used connectivity algorithms (e.g. all-to-all, random, distance-dependent, small-world) but makes it easy to provide your own connectivity in a simulator-independent way. This lecture was part of the 7th SpiNNaker Workshop held 3 - 6 October 2017.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 25:49

This lecture and tutorial focuses on measuring human functional brain networks. The lecture and tutorial were part of the 2019 Neurohackademy, a 2-week hands-on summer institute in neuroimaging and data science held at the University of Washington eScience Institute.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 50:44
Speaker: : Caterina Gratton

Lecture on functional brain parcellations and a set of tutorials on bootstrap agregation of stable clusters (BASC) for fMRI brain parcellation which were part of the 2019 Neurohackademy, a 2-week hands-on summer institute in neuroimaging and data science held at the University of Washington eScience Institute.

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

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

This lecture covers visualizing extracellular neurotransmitter dynamics

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 23:20

This lecture covers the ethical implications of the use of pharmaceuticals to enhance brain functions and was part of the Neuro Day Workshop held by the NeuroSchool of Aix Marseille University.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:09:29
Speaker: : Eric Racine

The landscape of scientific research is changing. Today’s researchers need to participate in large-scale collaborations, obtain and manage funding, share data, publish, and undertake knowledge translation activities in order to be successful. As per these increasing demands, Science Management is now a vital piece of the environment.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 18:13
Speaker: : Mojib Javadi

Over the last three decades, neuroimaging research has seen large strides in the scale, diversity, and complexity of studies, the open availability of data and methodological resources, the quality of instrumentation and multimodal studies, and the number of researchers and consortia. The awareness of rigor and reproducibility has increased with the advent of funding mandates, and with the work done by national and international brain initiatives. This session will focus on the question of FAIRness in neuroimaging research touching on each of the FAIR elements through brief vignettes of ongoing research and challenges faced by the community to enact these principles. This lecture covers the NIDM data format within BIDS to make your datasets more searchable, and how to optimize your dataset searches.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 12:33
Speaker: : David Keator

Over the last three decades, neuroimaging research has seen large strides in the scale, diversity, and complexity of studies, the open availability of data and methodological resources, the quality of instrumentation and multimodal studies, and the number of researchers and consortia. The awareness of rigor and reproducibility has increased with the advent of funding mandates, and with the work done by national and international brain initiatives. This session will focus on the question of FAIRness in neuroimaging research touching on each of the FAIR elements through brief vignettes of ongoing research and challenges faced by the community to enact these principles. This lecture covers positron emission tomography (PET) imaging and the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS), and how they work together within the PET-BIDS standard to make neuroscience more open and FAIR.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 12:06
Speaker: : Melanie Ganz

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

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 15:51

Brought to you by the New Digital Infrastructure Organization.

 

In the past five years, researchers have seen a growing number of research data management (RDM) policies being implemented by funders, publishers, and institutions. One key element in meeting these requirements, particularly in terms of data discovery, is using metadata, which helps make research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (the FAIR principles). This session discussed the secret life of your dataset metadata: the ways in which, for many years to come, it will work non-stop to foster the visibility, reach, and impact of your work. We explored how metadata will help your dataset travel through the global research infrastructure, and how data repositories and discovery services can use this (meta)data to help launch your dataset into the world.

 

Connect with us! Follow us on Twitter at @NDRIO_NOIRN and @PortageRDM_GDR.

 

For more information, visit our website: https://engagedri.ca/

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 59:58
Speaker: :

Brought to you by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.

 

Data management plans, or DMPs, are one of the foundations of good research data management. This DMP-focused webinar will be of interest to researchers, graduate students, librarians, and research support stakeholders, and will provide foundational information on developing DMPs. Topics covered will include the importance and benefits of DMPs, how they support research excellence, and what makes a ‘good’ DMP, as well as a detailed look at their standard content. Resources to help with the development of DMPs – including bilingual training materials, guidance documents and Exemplar DMPs – will be presented, as well as an update on the activities of the Portage DMP Expert Group, including forthcoming resources. A brief overview of the DMP Assistant platform will be provided, while a second separate session will deliver an in-depth look at the latest version of this platform, including its key features.

 

Speaker: James Doiron, Research Data Management Services Coordinator, University of Alberta Libraries

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:01:55
Speaker: :

Brought to you by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.

 

Data management plans, or DMPs, are one of the foundations of good research data management. Hosted by the University of Alberta Library and supported by the Portage Network, the DMP Assistant is a national, open, bilingual data management planning (DMP) tool to help researchers better manage their data throughout the lifespan of a project. The tool develops a DMP by prompting researchers to answer a number of key data management questions, supported by best-practice guidance and examples. Building on the preceding DMP-focused webinar, this session will be of interest to researchers, graduate students, librarians, and research support stakeholders. Participants will take an in-depth look at the newly launched DMP Assistant 2.0, including all of its enhanced key features for both end-users and institutional administrators, as well as a brief look at the future of the platform.

 

Speaker: Robyn Nicholson, Data Management Planning Coordinator, Portage Network

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 01:03:51
Speaker: :