Session 11: Towards neuroscience-centered selection criteria for data repositories and scientific gateways
Chair: Jan Bjaalie, University of Oslo
FAIR requires that the necessary infrastructure in the form of web-accessible repositories is available to neuroscientists for publishing research objects: data, code, and workflows. The objective of this workshop is to bring together representatives from international initiatives working to develop FAIR criteria for data repositories, portals, and scientific gateways to converge on a common set of recommendations for the neuroscience community.
Introduction Speaker: Jan Bjaalie, University of Oslo
Repository features: looking for convergence Speaker: Susanna-Assunta Sansone, FAIRSharing.org
The FORCE11 software citation journey Speaker: Daniel S. Katz, University of Illinois
Developing the best practices for research software registries and repositories Speaker: Tom Morrell, Caltech Library
INCF guidelines for data repositories and scientific gateways Speaker: Wojtek Goscinski, Monash University
COAR Community Framework for Best Practices in Repositories Speaker: Kathleen Shearer, COAR
Discussion Moderator: Jan Bjaalie, University of Oslo
Widely used, validated standards and best practices (SBPs) are key to addressing the challenges in both big and small data science, as they are essential for integrating diverse data and for developing a robust, effective, and sustainable infrastructure. The current landscape is characterized both by a lack of robust, validated standards and a plethora of overlapping, underdeveloped, untested, and underutilized standards. The INCF Standards and Best Practices Portfolio is the INCF network’s attempt to fill the need for a community resource that provides the neuroscience community with a catalog of validated SBPs that provides researchers with advice on which SBPs are appropriate for their use cases, links to tools and infrastructure that have implemented the SBPs, and links to training resources that help researchers implement SBPs.
The objective of this workshop is to introduce the neuroscience publishing and funding communities to the INCF Standards and Best Practices Portal and to discuss how the Portal could potentially help these communities implement the principles of FAIR neuroscience.
Introduction Speaker: Sharmila Venugopal, UCLA
INCF Standards and best practices portfolio Speaker: Mathew Abrams, INCF Secretariat
Session 13: What constitutes a good standard for neuroscience
Chair: Samir Das, McGill University
Neuroscience needs the means to define and support “community-relevant” standards both for data and metadata. For neuroscience, with its diverse data types, dynamics and scales, such standards need to include the necessary information for understanding what areas of the nervous system were studied and from which structures data were acquired under which conditions.
The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with information about the requirements, process, and challenges to developing a standard and getting community adoption.
Introduction Samir Das, McGill University
What constitutes a good standard for neuroscience Speaker: Satrajit Ghosh, MIT
Community Adoption Stories
- RRIDs (Research Resource Identifiers) Speaker: Anita Bandrowski, SciCrunch & University of California, San Diego - BIDS (Brain Imaging Data Structure) Speaker: Julia Guiomar Niso Galán, Polytechnic University of Madrid
Panel Discussion Moderator: Samir Das, McGill University
13:00 - 15:30 EDT
Posters & networking
09:00 - 11:00 EDT
Posters & networking
10:00 - 11:30 EDT
Session 14: Brain data governance and neurorights
Chair: Philipp Kellmeyer, MD, MPhil, University Medical Center Freiburg
The increasing use of neurotechnological devices for basic neuroscience research, clinical applications, but also in the consumer domain, creates substantial ethical and legal challenges for governing the access and use of human brain data collected by these devices. Furthermore, some neurotechnologies, such as AI-based closed-loop brain-computer interfaces, may interfere with a person's mental privacy or mental integrity which has given rise to a debate on the necessity and precise legal framing of neuroprotection laws, also referred to 'neurorights.'
In this interdisciplinary panel discussion, we will explore and discuss the technical, ethical, and legal dimensions of brain data governance and neurorights.
Introduction Philipp Kellmeyer, University Medical Center Freiburg
Title - TBD Speaker: Samir Das, McGill University
Title - TBD Speaker: Stephen Rainey, University of Oxford
Title - TBD Speaker: Fruszina Molnár-Gábor, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
11:30 - 12:45 EDT
12:45 - 13:00 EDT
Closing remarks Helena Ledmyr, Director, Development & Communication, INCF and
Mathew Abrams, Director, Science & Training, INCF
13:00 - 15:10 EDT
Session 15: FAIR roadmap workshop
Chair: Jean Baptiste Poline, McGill University
The objective of this workshop is to survey the current landscape of FAIR initiatives, to identify available, gaps, and opportunities for collaboration. This workshop will serve as the first in a series of workshops that the INCF CTSI will host during 2021 as part of its efforts to develop a FAIR roadmap for neuroscience.
Introduction Jean Baptiste Poline, McGill University
Go FAIR Initiative Speaker: Erik Schultes, Go FAIR Initiative
RDA FAIR for research software (FAIR4RS) working group Speaker: Neil Chue Hong and Carlos Martinez, FAIR4RS
FAIRshake Speaker: Prof Avi Ma’ayan, FAIRshake
Professionalising FAIR data stewardship: Competences, training and education Speaker: Celia van Gelder, Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences
Discussion Session Objective: identify what is available, gaps, and opportunities for collaboration.
These breakout sessions should be considered the initial discussions that will be followed up with separate workshops
Topics to be developed for the roadmap:
15:10 - 15:30 EDT
Posters & networking
09:00 - 11:00 EDT
Satellite meeting* IBI Data standards and Sharing working group