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Neurodata Without Borders Team Co-Hosts Upcoming Data Showcase and Hackathon

September 12, 2022

By Carol Pott

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Participants of the NWB User Days 2022 held in Ashburn, Virginia. (Credit: Matt Staley, HHMI Janelia)

Following up on their late June user meeting, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (Berkeley Lab’s) Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) team is co-hosting several events geared toward training participants to generate new insights from existing open neurophysiology data through secondary analysis. These free virtual events are open to anyone interested in neurophysiology data, including graduate students, educators, researchers, and open science advocates.

The first virtual Open Neurodata Showcase will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2022, and includes talks on NWB, the DANDI Archive, and the OpenScope Program as well as discussions on data reuse and presentations on the datasets in NWB and on the DANDI Archive. There is also a virtual poster session allowing for open discussion between data contributors and attendees.

The NeuroDataReHack Workshop on October 3 - 5, 2022, provides training on existing neurophysiology datasets on the DANDI Archive. The archive now has 89+ publicly available neurophysiology datasets, standardized using NWB. Hackathon participants will focus on reanalyzing existing open datasets to generate new insights. Instructional activities during the hackathon will teach attendees about the open neurophysiology datasets available, how to access and analyze data in the DANDI Archive, and how to use the NWB standard to incorporate existing data into scientific workflows.

Both events are co-hosted by the OpenScope Program, DANDI Archive, Neurodata Without Borders, and the Kavli Foundation.

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