Alexander Woodward



Brain Atlasing and Databasing in the Brain/MINDS Project

Japan’s Brain/MINDS project is a ten-year project that started in 2014 with a main goal to map the structure and function of the common marmoset brain (Callithrix jacchus) and connect this to human brain disease. (more…)

Andrzej Cichocki



Plenary lecture
Machine learning and tensor networks and their applications, in brain computer interface, neurofeedback and recognition of human emotions

Tensor decomposition (TD) and their generalizations tensor networks (TNs) are promising, and emerging tools in Machine Learning (ML), Big Data Analysis (BDA) and Deep Learning (DL). (more…)

Ariel Rokem

University of Washington


Training in the era of brain observatories: data science education and collaboration

Over the course of the last decade, neuroscience has gained access to massive new datasets through concerted data collection and data sharing efforts. While this data presents tremendous opportunities to unlock the mysteries of the brain, it also presents new challenges that arise from the difficulties that researchers encounter when they attempt to manage, store, analyze and understand it. (more…)

Carole Goble

University of Manchester


FAIRy stories: tales from building the FAIR Research Commons

Findable Accessable Interoperable Reusable. The “FAIR Principles” for research data, software, computational workflows, scripts, or any kind of Research Object is a mantra; a method; a meme; a myth; a mystery. For the past 15 years I have been working on FAIR in a range of projects and initiatives in the Life Sciences as we try to build the FAIR Research Commons. (more…)

Frances Skinner

University of Toronto


Theta rhythms in the hippocampus – being clear and open

Oscillatory activities are a ubiquitous feature of brain recordings and likely form part of the neural code. The multi-scale nature of brain dynamics makes it extremely challenging to obtain a cellular-based understanding of these activities. (more…)

Henry Kennedy



Specifics of the primate connectome

Increasingly the mouse is being investigated as a model system in neuroscience. However, comparisons of the primate and rodent connectome reveals important differences suggesting that the mouse might have limited utility for understanding the human brain.

Jan Bjaalie

University of Oslo


A user-driven data sharing and data management infrastructure for neuroscience


The EU Human Brain Project has established a large-scale data sharing and data management infrastructure, providing the backbone for data distribution, sharing and searching, through the publicly accessible HBP Knowledge Graph Search. (more…)

Jaroslaw Zygierewicz

University of Warsaw


Training in neuroinformatics from the bachelor’s level at FUW


Traditionally people working in neuroinformatics have their educational background in various fields, such as biology, physics, informatics, math. In 2008 at the Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw we started a curriculum that trains students in a multidisciplinary way, starting from the undergraduate level. (more…)

Kirstie Whitaker

University of Cambridge


10 simple rules for running an open and inclusive projects online


There are many reasons why open source projects have difficulty attracting contributors. Current academic incentive structures are some of the strongest. (more…)

Maureen Clerc



Towards personalized brain-computer interfaces

In the early days of Brain-Computer Interfaces, the same processing was universally applied, leading to categorize some users as BCI-illiterate if they obtained poor performance. It is now acknowledged that one-size-fits-all BCI are not appropriate, and that on the contrary, they must be adapted to the user. (more…)

Michael Hawrylycz

Allen Institute for Brain Science


Community resources for single cell and cell type data in the brain

The goal of the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) project is to build comprehensive three-dimensional common reference brain cell atlases that integrate molecular, anatomical, and functional data describing cell types in mouse, human, and non-human primate brains. (more…)

Naomi Penfold

ASAPbio (Accelerating Science and Publication in Biology)


Preprinting for neuroinformatics: where are we at?

Preprints in biology have gained incredible momentum over the last few years, with over 2,000 now being posted each month. But, in the context of all published papers, these numbers are still tiny: the rate of preprint posting is <3% of the research that is indexed by PubMed. (more…)

Pedro Valdes-Sosa

Cuban Neurosciences Center and University of Electronic Science and Technology of China


Reinstating human electrophysiology into global brain projects

Human electrophysiology has been sadly neglected in past decades in most of the major world projects, in spite of its translation value and ability (of EEG) to be deployed in all economic settings. We highlight the role that EEG/MEG/ECoG can play in the near future. (more…)

Rafal Bogacz

University of Oxford


Computational models of decision making: a bridge between behavioural data and neurobiology

Over the last 2 decades, computational models played an important role in understanding the neural bases of decision making. They described the key computations occurring during a choice process, and helped identify how the observed behaviour arises from the underlying neurobiology. (more…)

William Grisham



Preparing students and a workforce for the big data tsunami: summary of recommendations from the iNEURO project workshop

The iNeuro Workshop convened stakeholders from a variety of disciplines and perspectives to determine what the workforce of the future will look like in Neuroinformatics and what curricula would prepare them for their roles. (more…)