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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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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 create a standard extracellular electrophysiology dataset in NWB using Python

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 23:10
Speaker: : Ryan Ly

Learn how to create a standard calcium imaging dataset in NWB using Python

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 31:04
Speaker: : Ryan Ly

Learn how to create a standard intracellular electrophysiology dataset in NWB

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 20:23
Speaker: : Pamela Baker

Learn how to use the icephys-metadata extension to enter meta-data detailing your experimental paradigm

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 27:18
Speaker: : Oliver Ruebel

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 create a standard extracellular electrophysiology dataset in NWB using MATLAB

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 45:46
Speaker: : Ben Dichter

Learn how to create a standard calcium imaging dataset in NWB using MATLAB

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 39:10
Speaker: : Ben Dichter

Learn how to create a standard intracellular electrophysiology dataset in NWB

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 20:22
Speaker: : Pamela Baker

Learn how to handle writing very large data in MatNWB

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

Overview of the Braintorm package for analyzing extracellular electrophysiology, including preprocessing, spike sorting, trial alignment, and spectrotemporal decomposition

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 47:47

Overview of the CaImAn package, and demonstration of usage with NWB

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 44:37

Overview of the SpikeInterface package, including demonstration of data loading, preprocessing, spike sorting, and comparison of spike sorters

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 1:10:28
Speaker: : Alessio Buccino

Overview of the NWBWidgets package, including coverage of different data types, and information for building custom widgets within this framework

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 47:15
Speaker: : Ben Dichter

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