EBRAINS Infrastructure Training Event

Young Researchers using EBRAINS for tomorrow's scientific challenges

18–19 July 2022 | Virtual Event

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About

EBRAINS is a European digital research infrastructure for neuroscience that allows scientists to investigate different aspects of the brain at various scales by means of a huge variety of intertwined tools. The tools allow the exploration of data, creation of brain models, simulation and emulation of brain behaviour and subsequent, multifarious analysis. Thereby emerging computational limitations are addressed by enabling access to high-performance computing or brain-inspired computing technologies.

Thus, EBRAINS provides a variety of tools to build scientific workflows including: obtaining data from Knowledge Graph and Brain Atlas; using them in simulations, analyses, and visualisation; if needed, using EBRAINS resources such as high-performance computing or neuromorphic hardware; and sharing your findings and promoting them with the community.

Considering the huge variety of tools and the broad scope they address, this workshop ‘fills two needs with one deed’. 'Newbies' will see what kinds of tools EBRAINS provides and how to use them in an interwoven, consistent fashion creating an EBRAINS workflow. Students who have used EBRAINS tools already will have the opportunity to present their work and describe their EBRAINS workflow. Last but not least, we would also like to invite all participants to contribute their EBRAINS workflows to a whitepaper, which we will write afterwards including the results and discussions obtained from the workshop and for which they will become co-authors.
 

Registration

Registration is closed.

 

 

 

Workshop structure
 


The first part of the workshop will provide an overview of EBRAINS tools and services. As a result, you'll know what kind of EBRAINS tools could be useful for your research. Our focus in this part will be on the services you indicated in your workshop registration form as being of interest to you.

Next, we will show you the general approach to creating an EBRAINS workflow. Here, we will also show you the benefits of EBRAINS in this regard and introduce you to tools that help ensure that your workflow adheres to FAIR principles.

Additionally, we will have student presentations. For this purpose, we invite students at all levels to share their experiences and workflows by indicating their interest on the registration form. We would like to hear about your work even if it has not yet been completed, as the focus will not be on the results but rather on the inherent workflow. The presentations will be followed by discussions on how to incorporate the different working steps into an EBRAINS workflow.

During this workshop, we will have specific slots for discussion and questions. Thus, upon completion of the course, you will be able to plan and implement your EBRAINS workflows, implying the ability to get support if required.  Additionally, as we have mentioned before, we would be delighted to publish your work in a whitepaper.
 

 



 

Programme

 

09:00–10:00


Session I:
Introduction to EBRAINS tools
Claudia Bachmann, Sandra Diaz, Wouter Klijn |
Forschungszentrum Jülich

10:00–10:15 
Break
 
10:15–11:15
Session I:
Introduction to EBRAINS tools
Claudia Bachmann, Sandra Diaz, Wouter Klijn |
Forschungszentrum Jülich
 
11:15–11:45
Break
 
11:45–12:15


Session II:
Live Papers
Arnau Manasanch Berengué | Hospital Clinic Barcelona

Chair: Claudia Bachmann | Forschungszentrum Jülich

12:15–12:45
Session III:
Q&A

Chair: Alice Geminiani | University of Pavia
 
12:45–13:45
Lunch Break
 
13:45–15:00
Session IV:
Workflows
Claudia Bachmann | Forschungszentrum Jülich
Sofia Karvounari | Athena Research Center

Chair: Taylan Özden | Technical University Darmstadt
 
15:00–15:30
Break
 
15:30–16:00 Session V:
Student Presentations

Igory Comarovschii (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

Chair: Claudia Bachmann | Forschungszentrum Jülich
 
16:00–16:45
Session VI:
Interactive Session: Tools that fit best your needs (Open end)

Chairs: Claudia Bachmann, Wouter Klijn | Forschungszentrum Jülich

Mentoring: Claudia Bachmann, Sandra Diaz, Wouter Klijn, Alper Yegenoglu | Forschungszentrum Jülich
Alice Geminiani | University of Pavia
 

 

09:00 – 10:00


Session VII:
Student Presentations

Nalan Karunanayake (Thammasat University, Thailand)
Prerna Dash (University of Delhi, India)

Chair: Alper Yegenoglu | Forschungszentrum Jülich

10:00 – 10:15 
Break
 
10:15 – 11:15


Session VII:
Student Presentations

Katia Djerroud (Houari Boumediene université science et technologie , Algier)
Chitaranjan Mahapatra (CNRS Paris Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, France)

Chair: Alper Yegenoglu | Forschungszentrum Jülich

11:15 – 11:45
Break
 
11:45 – 12:45


Session VIII:
Interactive session: tools that fit best to your needs and other questions

Chairs: Sandra Diaz, Alper Yegenoglu | Forschungszentrum Jülich
Taylan Özden | Technical University Darmstadt

Mentoring: Claudia Bachmann, Sandra Diaz, Wouter Klijn, Alper Yegenoglu | Forschungszentrum Jülich
Alice Geminiani | University of Pavia
 

12:45 – 13:45
Lunch Break
 
13:45 – 15:00
Session IX:
Interactive Session: Suggest your EBRAINS Workflows

Chairs: Sandra Diaz, Wouter Klijn | Forschungszentrum Jülich

Mentoring: Claudia Bachmann, Sandra Diaz, Wouter Klijn, Alper Yegenoglu | Forschungszentrum Jülich
Alice Geminiani | University of Pavia

 
15:00
End of Training