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NIF Webinar – Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:00 am PDT (2:00 pm Eastern DT)

Posted on August 10th, 2012 in General information, News & Events, Webinar Announcement | No Comments »

Hello everyone.

Please mark your calendars.

The next NIF Webinar will be held on  Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:00 am PDT.   Please join Dr. Anita Bandrowski as she discusses NIF 4.5.

The following is a description of the Webinar:

What genes are regulated by drugs of abuse? Find what you are looking for at NIF. The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) provides easy access to the largest collection of neuroscience information on the web. Whether you need data, tools, papers, materials, services, webinars, blogs or funding opportunities, NIF’s semantic search can help. See how NIF can enhance your research by visiting http://neuinfo.org.

NIF has just released a brand new interface to make it easier to search and browse our contents (over 150 databases). Join us for a tour of the new NIF on 21st of August, at 11 am PDT (2 pm EDT) on the web.

This resource is supported by the NIH and is freely available to researchers and the public.

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 • 11:00-12:00 PDT
Topic: NIF 4.5
Presenters: Dr. Anita Bandrowski
URL: http://connect.neuinfo.org/webinar

Mark your calendars! See you there.

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) hosts a semi-regular Tuesday Webinar series on topics focused on collaborating with NIF, getting involved in building the NIF vocabulary, using NIF portal resources, as well as other appropriate NIF topics.

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NIF Communications Team
UC San Diego
3rd Floor, Atkinson Hall
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0446
La Jolla, California 92093

858-822-0755
http://www.neuinfo.org

NIF Webinar – Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 11:00 am PDT

Posted on July 31st, 2012 in General information, News & Events, Webinar Announcement | No Comments »

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The next NIF Webinar will be held on  Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 11:00 am PDT.   Please join Tom Hawkins as he discusses Zebrafishbrain.org: developing a community neuroanatomical resource.

The following is a description of the Webinar:

We are in the process of developing zebrafishbrain.org. Our objective is to create a web-based repository containing and communicating the most up to date information about the zebrafish brain. In this webinar, I will introduce our approach to developing this resource, including detail about sources and types of data, how we present these data, image annotation, and ontology. The resource is at an early stage of development: we are still working on the structure and have not begun data population in earnest. We have a considerable amount of in-house data ready to input, and we are also planning to solicit contributions from the wider zebrafish neuroscience and comparative anatomy community. Our ideas about how best to achieve this will be presented. Once the resource structure is complete and the volume of data has grown, then we are keen to forge links with similar resources in other species. To ensure easy interoperability in the future, we are currently using the ZFIN ontology in the creation of this resource, but the integration of the ZFIN ontology with other ontologies needs to be addressed. Given the expertise of the NIF group, we hope to initiate a discussion on the best way(s) to achieve this.

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 • 11:00-12:00 PDT
Topic: Zebrafishbrain.org: developing a community neuroanatomical resource
Presenters: Tom Hawkins
URL: http://connect.neuinfo.org/webinar

Mark your calendars! See you there.

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) hosts a semi-regular Tuesday Webinar series on topics focused on collaborating with NIF, getting involved in building the NIF vocabulary, using NIF portal resources, as well as other appropriate NIF topics.

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NIF Communications Team
UC San Diego
3rd Floor, Atkinson Hall
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0446
La Jolla, California 92093

858-822-0755
http://www.neuinfo.org

NIF Webinar – Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 11:00 am PDT

Posted on May 30th, 2012 in General information, Inside NIF, News & Events, Webinar Announcement | No Comments »

Hello everyone.

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The next NIF Webinar will be held on  Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 11:00 am PDT.   Please join Drs. Niels van Strien and Natalie Cappaert as they discuss Charting the brain’s connections: An interactive connectome of the rat hippocampal formation, parahippocampal region and retrosplenial cortex.

The following is a description of the Webinar:

Connectomes of the brain represent a comprehensive description of the network elements and connections that form the brain. In this webinar, we will present the most recent update of an interactive connectome that now comprises the rat hippocampal formation, parahippocampal region and retrosplenial cortex. It is based on all available peer reviewed anatomical tract-tracing studies of these regions and likely is the most detailed representation of anatomical connectivity within and between these regions to date. After concisely explaining the anatomy of the hippocampal formation, parahippocampal region and retrosplenial cortex, and how these areas are represented in this connectome, we will address the challenges of anatomical connectomes that remain to be resolved. The talk will finish with an example of a testable hypothesis that can be generated when analyzing this freely available connectome, thereby exemplifying its usefulness. The hippocampal – parahippocampal connectome can be downloaded for free from http://www.temporal-lobe.com/ and provides online resources such as a reference search and an elaborate pubmed query.

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 • 11:00-12:00 PDT
Topic: Charting the brain’s connections: An interactive connectome of the rat hippocampal formation, parahippocampal region and retrosplenial cortex.
Presenters: Drs. Niels van Strien and Natalie Cappaert
URL: http://connect.neuinfo.org/webinar

Mark your calendars! See you there.

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) hosts a semi-regular Tuesday Webinar series on topics focused on collaborating with NIF, getting involved in building the NIF vocabulary, using NIF portal resources, as well as other appropriate NIF topics.

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NIF Communications Team
UC San Diego
3rd Floor, Atkinson Hall
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0446
La Jolla, California 92093

858-822-0755
http://www.neuinfo.org

NIF Webinar Tuesday May 29, 2012 at 11:00 am PDT

Posted on May 23rd, 2012 in General information, Inside NIF, News & Events, Webinar Announcement | No Comments »

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The next NIF Webinar will be held on  Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 11:00 am PDT.   Please Bradley Voytek as he discusses Automated Cognome Construction and Semi-automated Hypothesis Generation.

The following is a description of the Webinar:

Modern neuroscientific research stands on the shoulders of countless giants. PubMed alone contains more than 21 million peer-reviewed articles with 40-50,000 more published every month. Understanding the human brain, cognition, and disease will require integrating facts from dozens of scientific fields spread amongst millions of studies locked away in static documents, making any such integration daunting, at best. The future of scientific progress will be aided by bridging the gap between the millions of published research articles and modern databases such as the Allen Brain Atlas (ABA). To that end, we have analyzed the text of over 3.5 million scientific abstracts to find associations between neuroscientific concepts. From the literature alone, we show that we can blindly and algorithmically extract a “cognome”: relationships between brain structure, function, and disease. We demonstrate the potential of data-mining and cross-platform data-integration with the ABA by introducing two methods for semi- automated hypothesis generation. By analyzing statistical “holes” and discrepancies in the literature we can find understudied or overlooked research paths. That is, we have added a layer of semi-automation to a part of the scientific process itself. This is an important step toward fundamentally incorporating data-mining algorithms into the scientific method in a manner that is generalizable to any scientific or medical field.

Read the paper before the webinar at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165027012001513

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 • 11:00-12:00 PDT
Topic: Automated Cognome Construction and Semi-automated Hypothesis Generation
Presenter: Bradley Voytek
URL: http://connect.neuinfo.org/webinar

Mark your calendars! See you there.

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) hosts a semi-regular Tuesday Webinar series on topics focused on collaborating with NIF, getting involved in building the NIF vocabulary, using NIF portal resources, as well as other appropriate NIF topics.

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NIF Communications Team
UC San Diego
3rd Floor, Atkinson Hall
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0446
La Jolla, California 92093

858-822-0755
http://www.neuinfo.org

NIF Webinar – May 1, 2012 at 11:00 am PDT

Posted on April 26th, 2012 in General information, News & Events, Uncategorized, Webinar Announcement | No Comments »

Hello everyone.

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The next NIF Webinar will be held on  Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 11:00 am PDT.   Please join Drs. Angie Laird & Jessica Turner as they discuss the Mind Research Network and BrainMap projects.

The following is a description of the webinar:

Drs. Turner and Laird will discuss a cooperative project between the Mind Research Network and BrainMap projects to consistently gather and annotate fMRI data. Both projects represent cognitive processes using the CogPO ontology, a community standard for representing cognitive paradigms. CogPO is used because while the experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience literature may refer to certain behavioral paradigms by name (eg. the Stroop paradigm or the Sternberg paradigm) or by function (a working memory task, a visual attention task), these paradigms can vary tremendously in the stimuli that are presented to the subject, the response expected from the subject, and the instructions given to the subject. Disentangling the various paradigms into their components may help to disentangle the complex data from fMRI experiments.

Background on BrainMap:
The BrainMap Project is developed at the Research Imaging Institute of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. BrainMap was conceived in 1988 and originally developed as a web-based interface. After more than 20 years of development, BrainMap has evolved into a much broader project whose software and data have been utilized in numerous publications. BrainMap provides not only data for meta-analyses and data mining, but also distributes software and concepts for quantitative integration of neuroimaging data. The BrainMap Project is developed at the Research Imaging Institute of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. BrainMap was conceived in 1988 and originally developed as a web-based interface. After more than 20 years of development, BrainMap has evolved into a much broader project whose software and data have been utilized in numerous publications. BrainMap provides not only data for meta-analyses and data mining, but also distributes software and concepts for quantitative integration of neuroimaging data.

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 • 11:00-12:00 PDT
Topic: Mind Research Network and BrainMap projects
Presenters: Drs. Angie Laird & Jessica Turner
URL: http://connect.neuinfo.org/webinar

Mark your calendars! See you there.

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) hosts a semi-regular Tuesday Webinar series on topics focused on collaborating with NIF, getting involved in building the NIF vocabulary, using NIF portal resources, as well as other appropriate NIF topics.

NIF Communications Team
UC San Diego
3rd Floor, Atkinson Hall
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0446
La Jolla, California 92093

858-822-0755
http://www.neuinfo.org

 

NIF Webinar – February 7, 2012 at 11:00 PST

Posted on January 31st, 2012 in General information, News & Events, Webinar Announcement | No Comments »

Hello everyone,

The next NIF Webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 11:00 am PST.   Please join Carlo Quinonez as he discusses Open Hardware in Science: Benefits and Challenges.

The following is a description of the webinar:

The need for free and easy access to scientific data and other information essential to scientific experiments has been clearly recognized for decades. Developments such as open source software, open data, open access journals and open courseware rely on the easy and efficient transfer of information over the Internet. However, the dissemination and collaborative development of open hardware for the benefit of scientific progress poses unique challenges and opportunities. The widespread prevalence of scientist-developed tools has been driven by commercial instruments’ lack of flexibility and detailed engineering data vital for user-improvements. While these technologies are put to good use by their developers, practical issues such as poor documentation, difficulty of fabrication, and idiosyncratic operation typically limit the utility to broader research community. In this webinar we will discuss the open hardware toolset, Aquinas, that addresses some of these issues and provides a shared hardware platform for biological experimentation. Currently, several micro-fluidics designs are available for fabrication. The facile reproduction of scientist-developed tools improves the reproducibility and transparency of science overall. Furthermore, a shared hardware platform for biological experimentation would also propel large-scale collaborative efforts to significantly accelerate the discovery of cures and scientific breakthroughs.

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 7, 2011 • 11:00-12:00 PST
Topic: OpenHardware in Science: Benefits and Challenges
Presenter: Carlo Quinonez, Ph.D., IRACDA Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego.
URL: http://connect.neuinfo.org/webinar
Dial-In (toll-free): 866-740-1260
Access Code: 8220739

Mark your calendars! See you there.

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) hosts a semi-regular Tuesday Webinar series on topics focused on collaborating with NIF, getting involved in building the NIF vocabulary, using NIF portal resources, as well as other appropriate NIF topics.

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NIF Communications Team
UC San Diego
3rd Floor, Atkinson Hall
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0446
La Jolla, California 92093

858-822-0755
http://www.neuinfo.org

NIF Webinar – Tuesday, Nov.1, 2011 at 11:00 am PDT

Posted on October 27th, 2011 in News & Events, Webinar Announcement | No Comments »

Hello everyone,

The next NIF Webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 11:00 am PDT.   Please join Tal Yarkoni as he discusses the NeuroSynth framework.

The following is a description of the webinar:

The explosive growth of the human neuroimaging literature has led to major advances in understanding of human brain function, but has also made aggregation and synthesis of neuroimaging findings increasingly difficult. In this webinar, I will describe a highly automated brain mapping framework called NeuroSynth that uses text mining, meta-analysis and machine learning techniques to generate a large database of mappings between neural and cognitive states. The NeuroSynth framework can be used to automatically conduct large-scale, high-quality neuroimaging meta-analyses, address long-standing inferential problems in the neuroimaging literature (e.g., how to infer cognitive states from distributed activity patterns), and support accurate ‘decoding’ of broad cognitive states from brain activity in both entire studies and individual human subjects. This webinar will focus on (a) the methods used to extract the data, (b) the structure of the resulting (publicly available) datasets, and (c) some major limitations of the current implementation. If time allows, I’ll also provide a walk-through of the associated web interface (http://neurosynth.org) and will provide concrete examples of some potential applications of the framework.

Date and Time: Tuesday,November 1, 2011 • 11:00-12:00 PDT
Topic: Large-scale automated synthesis of functional neuroimaging data using the NeuroSynth framework
Presenter: Tal Yarkoni
URL: http://connect.neuinfo.org/webinar
Dial-In (toll-free): 866-740-1260
Access Code: 8220739

Mark your calendars! See you there.

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) hosts a semi-regular Tuesday Webinar series on topics focused on collaborating with NIF, getting involved in building the NIF vocabulary, using NIF portal resources, as well as other appropriate NIF topics.

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NIF Communications Team
UC San Diego
3rd Floor, Atkinson Hall
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0446
La Jolla, California 92093

858-822-0755
http://www.neuinfo.org

 

NIF Webinar – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at 11:00 am PDT

Posted on October 18th, 2011 in News & Events, Webinar Announcement | No Comments »

Hello everyone,

The next NIF Webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 11:00 am PDT.   Please join Jesse Brown as he discusses The UCLA Multimodal Connectivity Database.

The following is a description of the webinar:

The UCLA Multimodal Connectivity Database (UMCD; http://umcd.ccn.ucla.edu) is a new web-based effort to collect, categorize, and share connectivivty matrices that have been dervied from neuroimaging data. As the number of macroscopic brain connectivity studies has rapidly expanded and the number of publications has grown, the need for a repository for such data has become vital. The UMCD specifically caters to data from studies that have derived whole brain connectivity matrices to quantify the pairwise connection strength between any pair of regions in the brain. Connection strength can be determined using structural or functional measures of connection strength, such as diffusion tensory imaging tractography track density or functional MRI timeseries correlation. We designed the UMCD in order to make it easy to share connectivity matrices with sufficient meta information to make them searchable and visualizable by anyone who is interested. Any user can visit the site, browse all the publicly shared data, choose a network of interest based on a variety of criteria (age, disorder, imaging modality, etc.), and then analzye the network. This analysis is run on the fly in the cloud, quickly producing a report on the network’s global and local connectivity properties. Both interactive 3D and 2D visualizations are shown that depict the connection strengths and various regional properties. We hope that through data sharing on the UMCD, we will 1) enable large scale meta-analyses and classification efforts of connectivity matrix data, 2) provide prior probabilities for future experiments probing connectivity between specific regions, 3) sync up with other databases in an effort to synthesize brain connectivity data at the micro and macroscale. In this presentation I will demonstrate how to share data on the site, find specific data, and run an analysis of  publicly shared data.

Date and Time: Tuesday,October 25, 2011 • 11:00-12:00 PDT
Topic: The UCLA Multimodal Connectivity Database
Presenter: Jesse Brown
URL: http://connect.neuinfo.org/webinar
Dial-In (toll-free): 866-740-1260
Access Code: 8220739

Mark your calendars! See you there.

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) hosts a semi-regular Tuesday Webinar series on topics focused on collaborating with NIF, getting involved in building the NIF vocabulary, using NIF portal resources, as well as other appropriate NIF topics.

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NIF Communications Team
UC San Diego
3rd Floor, Atkinson Hall
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0446
La Jolla, California 92093

858-822-0755
http://www.neuinfo.org

 

NIF Webinar – Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at 11:00 am PDT

Posted on October 6th, 2011 in General information, News & Events, Webinar Announcement | No Comments »

Hello everyone,

The next NIF Webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 11:00 am PDT.   Please join Bobby-Joe Breitkreutz as he discusses Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

The following is a description of the webinar:

The “tree falls in a forest” adage postulates that if no one is around to hear the sound, it may not exist at all. This translates perfectly to search engines and web content. Major search engines, such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo! do a great job of helping people find your content on the web. However, they can only do this if they know your website exists and more importantly can determine how to navigate it successfully. So, in order for humans to discover, react, comment and, most importantly for search engines, link to your website, you need to be sure the search engines can process your content completely and accurately. If someone makes a website and no one can find it, does it exist at all?

Date and Time: Tuesday,October 11, 2011 • 11:00-12:00 PDT
Topic: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Presenter: Bobby-Joe Breitkreutz
URL: http://connect.neuinfo.org/webinar
Dial-In (toll-free): 866-740-1260
Access Code: 8220739

Mark your calendars! See you there.

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) hosts a semi-regular Tuesday Webinar series on topics focused on collaborating with NIF, getting involved in building the NIF vocabulary, using NIF portal resources, as well as other appropriate NIF topics.

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NIF Communications Team
UC San Diego
3rd Floor, Atkinson Hall
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0446
La Jolla, California 92093

858-822-0755
http://www.neuinfo.org

NIF Webinar – April 26, 2011 / Topic: The Cell: An Image Library™

Posted on April 21st, 2011 in News & Events, Webinar Announcement | No Comments »

The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) hosts Webinar series on topics focused on collaborating with NIF, getting involved in building the NIF vocabulary, using NIF portal resources, as well as other appropriate NIF topics.

Hello everyone,

The next NIF Webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 11:00 am PDT. Please join David Orloff as we talk about the The Cell: An Image Library™. The challenges of creating a public repository of images encompass, political, legal, and technological arenas. There is also the challenge of making the resource a valuable tool for both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Dr. Orloff will discuss these challenges, as well as, the use of multiple ontologies for annotation and what to do when there is no appropriate ontology.

 

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 • 11:00-12:00 PST
Topic: The Cell: An Image Library™
Presenter: David Orloff
URL: http://connect.neuinfo.org/webinar
Dial-In (toll-free): 866-740-1260
Access Code: 8220739

Mark your calendars! See you there.