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May 2-4, 2018: Brainhack Zurich: Open tools for reproducible neuroscience

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We are happy to announce the second Brainhack in Zurich. It will be held at the University Research Priority Program Dynamics of Healthy Aging at UZH on May 2 - 4 2018 as part of Brainhack Global (brainhack.org/global2018/).

The Zurich Brainhack will feature

  • Introductory hands-on tutorials on (neuroimaging) data analysis tools which promote reproducible science
  • A hackathon where participants can intensely collaborate on projects (for instance by discussing best practices in a field or developing a software package)
  • Talks by invited speakers (for instance a video keynote lecture by Daniel Lakens) and talks by the participants
  • A helpdesk where participants can ask experts about software/data analysis issues  (e.g. Linux, Python, MATLAB, SPM, EEG) in a one-to-one setting

The format

During the three days event we will host a hackathon. The hackathon will give you an opportunity to collaborate on projects. You can suggest projects and look for collaborators, or join an existing project. Throughout the hackathon, there will be talks and tutorials, that you can attend if they interest you - alternatively, you can also continue working on the projects.  

Projects

Participants can propose projects that they would like to work on during the hackathon or join an existing projects. The projects will be listed on our website. To propose a project, fill out this form.

Registration and further information

The admission is free but registration until April 18 is required. More information on http://brainhack-zurich.github.io.

The event will be held at the University Research Priority Program Dynamics of Healthy Aging at UZH, Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zurich.

FAQ

I attended last year’s event. What will be different?

  • We now also host a hackathon that allows for a more free-form collaboration.
  • We aim for a less dense schedule that leaves more opportunities for open discussion.
  • We aim for tutorials that are even more hands-on so that you can continue using the tools after the event.
  • Our hope is that you come and hang out together for a couple of days. Collaborate on topics that interest you, attend tutorials that interest you, give talks if you want to, and make the event what you want it to be.

Wait, what is a hackathon?

  • A bottom-up driven event where people intensely collaborate for a couple of days on a project (and, ideally, continue collaborating after the hackathon). The project usually is focused on developing software. However, we want to expand the hackathon concept beyond just software. A project might be a discussion group about analysis approaches for data, about open scientific tools, about ensuring that research projects are reproducible....

I do not know how to write code. Can I still participate?

  • Sure. We want to reach researchers of all levels of experience. Our hope is that Brainhack will introduce you to tools that you can use for your future research and will also guide you towards creating your own tools.

I am a bachelor’s/master’s student. Can I still participate?

  • Sure.

I am interested in open science, but I am not in neuroscience. Can I still participate?

  • Sure. While we focus on brain imaging, there will be topics relevant to other fields as well.

I do not have a project to propose.

  • That’s OK. Our hope is that you join a project that excites you.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with questions: brainhack.zh@gmail.com

We hope to see you soon,
Alessandro Crimi, Amelie Haugg, Christian Horea, Franz Liem, Jessica Oschwald, Frank Scharnowski, Ronald Sladky

 

December 7, 2017: Franziskus Liem on "Brain health - Individualizing neuroscience"

Dr. Franziskus Liem will present a talk on "Brain health - Individualizing neuroscience" as part of the DSI's Brown Bag Lunches. Please register with the DSI if you wish to attend. All information is available here.

 

October 25, 2017: Healthy Ageing at Zurich meets Hongkong

On October 25, 2017, Prof. Mike Martin, Dr. Christina Röcke and Dr. Susan Mérillat will participate in a symposium with colleagues from The University of Hongkong as part of "Zurich meets Hongkong". The title of the symposium is "Working together towards the WHO Decade of Healthy Aging 2020-2030".

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April 2017: Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund at conference Aging & Cognition 2017

«Motivation, Emotion and Cognition» was the topic of keynote talk of
development psychologist Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund. UZH reports on their website under the topic «Der Weg wird zum Ziel» (The journey becomes the reward) :

http://www.news.uzh.ch/de/articles/2017/aging-cognition.html

 

April 2017: 2nd EUCAS and 4th International Conference on Aging & Cognition 2017 in Zurich

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March 2017: Visiting Researcher David Almeida

From 14 – 22 March Prof. David Almeida will be a guest at URPP

http://hhd.psu.edu/hdfs/directory/Bio.aspx?id=DavidAlmeida

 

March 2 & 3, 2017: First Brainhack Zurich: Open tools for reproducible neuroscience

We are happy to announce the first Brainhack in Zurich. It will be held at the University Research Priority Program Dynamics of Healthy Aging at UZH on March 2 & 3 2017 as part of Brainhack Global.
The Zurich Brainhack will focus on introductory hands-on tutorials on tools for (neuroimaging) data analysis to promote reproducible science. Furthermore, the event aims to connect the Swiss neuroscience community by providing a space for open discussion.
The admission is free but registration until February 24 is required. More information on https://dynage.github.io/brainhack-zh/.
If you would like to propose a project or topic to be discussed during the brainhack Zürich, don't hesitate to get in touch with us: brainhack.zh@gmail.com
We hope to see you soon,
Amelie Haugg, Franz Liem, Jessica Oschwald, Frank Scharnowski, Ronald Sladky, Vivian Steiger

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