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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
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KnowledgeSpace is a community-based encyclopedia that links brain research concepts to data, models, and literature. It provides users with access to anatomy, gene expression, models, morphology, and physiology data from over 15 different neuroscience data/model repositories, such as Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Human Brain Project.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 0:58
Speaker: : Tom Gillespie

The Identifiers.org system is a central infrastructure for findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable (FAIR) data. It provides a range of services to generate, resolve and validate persistent Compact Identifiers to promote the citability of individual data providers and integration with e-infrastructures.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 36:41

Introduction to the FAIR Principles and examples of applications of the FAIR Principles in neuroscience. This lecture was 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: Beginner
Duration: 55:57

Introduction to the central concepts of machine learning, and how they can be applied in Python using the Scikit-learn Package. 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: 2:22:28
Speaker: : Jake Vanderplas

NWB: An ecosystem for neurophysiology data standardization

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

Learn how to create a standard extracellular electrophysiology dataset in NWB using Python

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Duration: 45:46
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