INCF supports and promotes the development of open and FAIR standards and best practices to make data collection and processing easier for neuroscientists. Our community is dedicated to pushing open neuroscience and we support its work in developing the tools and resources needed to make this possible.
We have recently made it easier to have a voice in how our work is being done by opening up membership in INCF to individuals, institutions, projects, and companies. Membership in INCF gives you a voice in the discussions around standardization, training, and open science by either direct or elected representation on our different councils and committees. Other benefits include discounts to events, products, and services, and the possibility to acquire funding for developing standards and best practices.
The other major focus of INCF is training in neuroinformatics and educating researchers in how to implement the standards and best practices the network develops. training space (TS) is an online hub that aims to make neuroscience educational materials more accessible to the global neuroscience community developed in collaboration with INCF, HBP, SfN, FENS, IBRO, IEEE, BD2K, and iNeuro Initiative. As a hub, TS provides users with access to:
● Multimedia educational content from courses, conference lectures, and laboratory exercises from some of the world’s leading neuroscience institutes and societies
● Study tracks to facilitate the self-guided study
● Tutorials on tools and open science resources for neuroscience research
● A Q&A forum
● A neuroscience encyclopedia that provides users with access to over 1.000.000 publicly available datasets as well as links to literature references and scientific abstracts
Topics currently included in TS include general neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neuroinformatics, computer science, data science, and open science.