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Neuroinformatics Assembly

After careful consideration, the INCF governing bodies have decided to postpone parts of the INCF Assembly and to take other parts online in order to keep our community safe. The Neuroinformatics Congress and training activities will be moved to April 19-23, 2021, and the Brain Summit will take place as a series of virtual workshops in late summer 2020. We are currently working out the details for all these events and will update the community as soon as possible.

Abstract submission is postponed to spring 2021, and already submitted abstracts will stay in the system.

In a time when in-person activities are impossible, INCF’s virtual platforms for training and collaboration are more important than ever before. Please contact the Secretariat if you are interested in leveraging these platforms for your collaborative projects that further open and FAIR neuroscience: TrainingSpace, Neurostars, and INCF working groups.

The annual INCF Assembly is dedicated to the FAIR neuroscience movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, software developers, infrastructure providers, industry, and other important stakeholders to discuss the latest and future developments in FAIR neuroscience.

The 2020 INCF Assembly will address topics around FAIR neuroscience such as: 

  • Modern ways of doing and sharing neuroscience data
  • Tools and resources for extracting scientific information from large-scale data
  • Application of machine learning approaches for data/image processing
  • Computational modeling approaches to capture mechanisms underlying modern neuroscience datasets across spatial and temporal scales
  • Application of brain-inspired AI approaches in neuroscience
  • Data science approaches for neuroscience research
  • Cloud computing for neuroscience researcha

The INCF Assembly is the only international meeting that focuses on providing researchers with hands-on training experiences and enabling interaction with software developers and infrastructure providers through training workshops, special interest group meetings, and the INCF Congress on Neuroinformatics.

2020 Program highlights

Training workshops

17 - 18 Aug 2020

Training workshops aim to provide neuroscience students, instructors, and researchers with FAIR capabilities, aware of the value of standards and best practices, knowledgeable in dealing with big datasets, and able to integrate knowledge over multiple scales and methods.

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Special Interest Groups meetings

17 - 18 Aug 2020

Special Interest Groups (SIG) meetings provide an opportunity for community members, users and developers to work collaboratively to develop, refine, and/or implement community standards or best practice, as well as work collaboratively to make open neuroscience infrastructures interoperable.

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INCF Brain Summit

18 - 19 Aug 2020

INCF Brain Summit is a unique workshop dedicated to providing the infrastructure providers and tool developers of the world’s leading large-scale brain projects with a forum to share experiences and lessons learned, as well as identify opportunities for alignment, gaps, and overlaps in the global neuroscience informatics infrastructure.

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INCF Congress on Neuroinformatics

19 - 21 Aug 2020

The INCF Congress on Neuroinformatics is not only the perfect forum for neuroscientists to interact with with tool developers and infrastructure providers, but also a great opportunity for infrastructure providers and tool developers to come together to acquire new skills, develop new technologies, and interact with the user community.

See the program here


Seattle Central Public Library

1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States

- INCF Congress on neuroinformatics main venue

Allen Institute

615 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States

- Training Courses and workshops

W Hotel Seattle

1112 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

- INCF Congress on Neuroinformatics Satellite venue
- Official hotel