INCF’s first Standards and Best Practice (SBP)’s program, BIDS (Brain Imaging Data Structure-a standard for organizing and describing MRI data sets)
https://f1000research.com/documents/7-1368, is ready for public comment. It is now posted to F1000 (doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1115998.1).
INCF Japan Node (J-Node) OpenNeuro Repository is a new database of INCF Japan-Node. J-Node OpenNeuro Repository archives a variety types of supplemental materials that support your neuroscientific studies that have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and/or conference proceedings. The repository aims at ensuring transparency and accelerating neuroscience researches. Examples of such materials include experimental (raw) data, including electrophysiological data, imaging data, and genomic data, that have been analyzed in your articles, and/or computer program codes used for your data analysis or numerical simulations for computational neuroscience. PPT-like presentation documents that illustrates outcomes/finding of your studies in your published articles would also be such materials that we try to archive in this repository. A simple workflow to register your materials/contents is provided by the repository. We welcome a new registration from you.
A colleague of Dr. Kanzaki, the chairperson of CNS-PF won the 32nd Advanced Technology Award “The Prize of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology”. Please see the following message from Dr. Kanzaki.
Access to the Visiome platform website dramatically increased during the May 13-14 period, with a total number of 939 page views. This sudden increase was due to views of the “Right Pointing Arrow” illusion video, created by Professor Kokichi Sugihara of Meiji University. The Visiome platform provides a downloadable version of this video and the topic seems to have been picked up by various websites through SNS. The video was also awarded a prize at the 8th Illusion Contest in Japan (FY2016), sponsored by Dr. Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Ritsumeikan University, also a Visiome platform committee member.
We are happy to announce that a book "Creating insect brains" edited by Dr. Ryohei Kanzaki (the University of Tokyo), the chairperson of CNS-PF, has been published by Asakura Shoten on April 25, 2018. The book is in Japanese. https://www.asakura.co.jp/books/isbn/978-4-254-10277-2/