[visionlist] Aspects of Neuroscience - Hackathon: Call for proposals (01.08) - Warsaw, 18-19th November

Daniel Borek dtborek at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 10:33:03 -04 2017


 On the weekend of 18-19th November, the first edition of Aspects of
Neuroscience - Hackathon will take place. During this two-day event
dedicated to students and PhD students, we will work in teams on
neuroscience-related projects. The aim of the event is to meet new,
enthusiastic researchers, to share the knowledge on data mining and brain
research, but also to share the data and promote open science. We provide
with a list of proposed open-access datasets, but we also encourage
participants to share their own data during the event.

At the moment, we opened the call for project proposals. The proposals can
include various forms of a group activity, e.g., data analysis, app
development, a discussion club on a particular topic, developing a software
etc. Each proposal should indicate:


[1] a title and abstract for the project;

[2] a list of 1-5 key papers summarising the subject (which the
participants should become familiar with before starting the project);

[3] a list of requirements for taking part in the project (education level
/ English level / programming language required);

[4] a maximum number of participants

[5] a name of an author of the project, and a name of a senior researcher
which will supervise the project during the Hackathon

[6] what can the participant gain from the project?

[7] an information on whether or not there is a plan for extending this
work to a paper in case the results are promising

An exemplary proposal is in link
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojui2h0wcz82mgy/EXEMPLARYPROPOSAL.pdf?dl=0

Location: University of Warsaw (Further information will be provided soon)
Deadline for project proposals: 01.08.2017
Announcement of projects: 15.08.2017
Deadline for registration of participants: 01.11.2017

Please send your proposals to the conference email: neuroaspects at uw.edu.pl
Proposals will be evaluated by members of our scientific committee before
15.08.2017
Main organizers:

Michał Bola, PhD (Laboratory of Brain Imaging, Nencki Institute of
Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
Natalia Bielczyk, MSc (Statistical Imaging Neuroscience Research Group,
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Nijmegen, The
Netherlands)
Daniel Borek, MSc (Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)
Beata Goźlińska (Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)

LIST OF EXAMPLARY OPEN ACCESS DATASETS:
[1] calcium imaging datasets: Karl Svoboda https://crcns.org/data-sets/ssc
[2] fMRI + DTI: Human Connectome Project
http://www.humanconnectome.org/data/
[3] gene expression open-access database: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/
+ information on gene function: www.uniprot.org
[4] EEG, MRI & behavioural data from N=644 children & adolescents:
http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/06/13/149369
[5] EEG data: http://neurotycho.org/
[6] Research data supporting "Brain connectivity during propofol sedation
https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252736
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