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

 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 linkhttps://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@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 http://ift.tt/2u8eK4u
[2] fMRI + DTI: Human Connectome Project http://ift.tt/1SO9Ja0
[3] gene expression open-access database: http://ift.tt/2i1rdTy + information on gene function: http://www.uniprot.org
[4] EEG, MRI & behavioural data from N=644 children & adolescents: http://ift.tt/2tqLngV
[5] EEG data: http://neurotycho.org/
[6] Research data supporting “Brain connectivity during propofol sedation http://ift.tt/2u88zgN

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