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This lesson continues with the second workshop on reproducible science, focusing on additional open source tools for researchers and data scientists, such as the R programming language for data science, as well as associated tools like RStudio and R Markdown. Additionally, users are introduced to Python and iPython notebooks, Google Colab, and are given hands-on tutorials on how to create a Binder environment, as well as various containers in Docker and Singularity.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:16:04

This lesson gives an in-depth introduction of ethics in the field of artificial intelligence, particularly in the context of its impact on humans and public interest. As the healthcare sector becomes increasingly affected by the implementation of ever stronger AI algorithms, this lecture covers key interests which must be protected going forward, including privacy, consent, human autonomy, inclusiveness, and equity. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:22:06
Speaker: : Daniel Buchman

This lesson describes a definitional framework for fairness and health equity in the age of the algorithm. While acknowledging the impressive capability of machine learning to positively affect health equity, this talk outlines potential (and actual) pitfalls which come with such powerful tools, ultimately making the case for collaborative, interdisciplinary, and transparent science as a way to operationalize fairness in health equity. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:06:35
Speaker: : Laura Sikstrom

This lesson delves into the opportunities and challenges of telepsychiatry. While novel digital approaches to clinical research and care have the potential to improve and accelerate patient outcomes, researchers and care providers must consider new population factors, such as digital disparity. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:20:28
Speaker: : Abhi Pratap

This tutorial walks participants through the application of dynamic causal modelling (DCM) to fMRI data using MATLAB. Participants are also shown various forms of DCM, how to generate and specify different models, and how to fit them to simulated neural and BOLD data.

 

This lesson corresponds to slides 158-187 of the PDF below. 

Difficulty level: Advanced
Duration: 1:22:10

This lecture provides an introduction to Plato’s concept of rationality and Aristotle’s concept of empiricism, and the enduring discussion between rationalism and empiricism to this day.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:13:45

This lecture goes into further detail about the hard problem of developing a scientific discipline for subjective consciousness.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 58:03
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Maximize Your Research With Cloud Workspaces is a talk aimed at researchers who are looking for innovative ways to set up and execute their life science data analyses in a collaborative, extensible, open-source cloud environment. This panel discussion is brought to you by MetaCell and scientists from leading universities who share their experiences of advanced analysis and collaborative learning through the Cloud.

 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 55:43

In this lesson, you will learn about data management within the Open Data Commons (ODC) framework, and in particular, how Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) data is stored, shared, and published. You will also hear about Frictionless Data, an open-source toolkit aimed at simplifying the data experience. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 19:10

This video gives a brief introduction to the second session of talks from INCF's Neuroinformatics Assembly 2023. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 3:55
Speaker: : Trygve Leergard

This talk enumerates the challenges regarding data accessibility and reusability inherent in the current scientific publication system, and discusses novel approaches to these challenges, such as the EBRAINS Live Papers platform. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 18:08
Speaker: : Andrew Davison

This talk describes the challenges to sustained operability and success of consortia, why many of these groups flounder after just a few years, and what steps can be taken to mitigate such outcomes. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 18:29
Speaker: : Maryann Martone

In this lesson, you will learn about approaches to make the field of neuroscience more open and fair, particularly regarding the integration of equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) as guiding principles for team collaboration. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 14:11
Speaker: : Karin Grasenick

This lesson discusses the topic of credit and contribution in open and FAIR neuroscience, looking through the respective lenses of systems, teams, and people. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 24:34
Speaker: : Tanya Brown

This brief talk goes into work being done at The Alan Turing Institute to solve real-world challenges and democratize computer vision methods to support interdisciplinary and international researchers. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 7:10

This lightning talk describes the heterogeneity of the MR field regarding types of scanners, data formats, protocols, and software/hardware versions, as well as the challenges and opportunities for unifying these datasets in a common interface, MRdataset.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 5:15
Speaker: : Harsh Sinha

This talk describes how to use DataLad for your data management and curation techniques  when dealing with animal datasets, which often contain several disparate types of data, including MRI, microscopy, histology, electrocorticography, and behavioral measurements. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 3:35

This brief talk covers an analysis technique for multi-band, multi-echo fMRI data, applying a denoising framework which can be used in an automated pipeline.  

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 4:45
Speaker: : David Abbott

This is the second of three lectures around current challenges and opportunities facing neuroinformatic infrastructure for handling sensitive data. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 48:26
Speaker: : Michael Schirner

In this lecture, you will learn about virtual research environments (VREs) and their technical limitations, (i.e., a computing platform and the software stack behind it) and the security measures which should be considered during implementation. 

Difficulty level: Beginner
Duration: 1:06:50
Speaker: : Marc Sacks