Human Brain Project uses Cookies.
Learn More

HBP at SfN Global Connectome

11–13 January 2021


The Human Brain Project was exhibiting at the SfN Global Connectome, which took place in a virtual environment for the first time.
 
The event was a cross-cutting neuroscience event, designed to facilitate scientific exchange across the globe and across the field, providing scientists at all career stages, of all disciplines, with opportunities to learn, collaborate, and connect.
 
If you have any questions, please contact: outreach@humanbrainproject.eu.
 
 
EBRAINS-Mono_EBRAINS.png
 
If you wish to learn more about our digital research infrastructure, please visit our website
EBRAINS.EU or follow us on Social Media.
 
 

 

SfN SOCIAL

As part of the SfN Main Programme, HBP & EBRAINS have been invited to host an interactive Social event discussing the important factors and challenges of establishing a flourishing neuro-scientific community: 

EBRAINS the digital research infrastructure developed by the HBP is one of Europe's largest and fastest-growing scientific platforms available and the EBRAINS Community is starting to expand.

Take your chance to join, leverage existing linkages and accelerate your own research and career. Various EBRAINS Community ambassadors invite you to a dialogue on how the EBRAINS Community can support your work, how education offers can be utilized and how equality and diversity must be integrated.

Join the Social and explore the interactive Mural:
https://app.mural.co/t/hbpeducation2181/m/hbpeducation2181/
1610460783712/9901ef46d02dc0230cfff650e6d022b0d1276815

Bildschirmfoto 2021-01-13 um 13.34.12.png

SESSIONS

As part of the HBP & EBRAINS Virtual Booth, we were hosting live presentations by HBP experts, discussing the following topics:

Monday, 11 January 2021

The Human Brain Project (HBP), the ICT-based Flagship project of the EU, is developing EBRAINS - a research infrastructure providing tools and services which can be used to address challenges in brain research and brain-inspired technology development.

This presentation illustrates the services of the EBRAINS infrastructure with three use cases spanning the immensely diverse neuroscience field.

presented by Wouter Klijn (FZ Jülich)

DOWNLOAD: Session presentation PDF

presented by Oliver Schmid (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)

There is a broad consensus among researchers, publishers and funding bodies that open sharing of data is needed to address major reproducibility and transparency challenges that currently exist in all scientific disciplines. In addition to increasing the utilization of shared data through re-analysis and integration with other data, data sharing is beneficial for individual researchers through data citation and increased exposure of their research.

The EU Human Brain Project (HBP) has developed a data sharing platform (EBRAINS) with associated tools, workflows and data curation services tailored for sharing of heterogeneous, multimodal neuroscience data. Learn more about what EBRAINS data sharing is, what it means for you as a researcher and the underlying tools and services.​ In addition, the HBP and EBRAINS compliance team will be presenting and answering questions about how they are tackling ethically sensitive challenges and developing governance-, and compliance- related standards and best practices.

presented by Ida Aasebø and team (University of Oslo)

DOWNLOAD: Data Curation materials

The HBP Neurorobotics Platform (NRP) is the backbone of the EBRAINS Closed-Loop Neuroscience service. It provides access to a physically realistic simulated environment within which users can simulate and use neural models (including spiking neural networks running on neuromorphic chips) composed into functional architectures, and connected to embodied agents (e.g. musculoskeletal models or robotic systems).

The NRP can be downloaded and installed locally for maximum experimental convenience, or accessed online in order to leverage the EBRAINS HPC infrastructure for large-scale experiments.

presented by Fabrice Morin (Technical University of Munich)

DOWNLOAD: Neurorobotics Platform

The Human Brain Project (HBP), the ICT-based Flagship project of the EU, is developing EBRAINS - a research infrastructure providing tools and services which can be used to address challenges in brain research and brain-inspired technology development.

This presentation illustrates the services of the EBRAINS infrastructure with three use cases spanning the immensely diverse neuroscience field.

presented by Wouter Klijn (FZ Jülich)

DOWNLOAD: Session presentation PDF

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

New insights in research result from new questions asked and novel differentiations of variables. In this session, Karin Grasenick will outline why it is crucial to consider the diversity of research objects and target groups to achieve new scientific discoveries, exemplified by neuroscience and machine learning.

The HBP offers tools for your own investigations and demonstrates why team diversity matters too.

presented by Karin Grasenick (convelop)

There is a broad consensus among researchers, publishers and funding bodies that open sharing of data is needed to address major reproducibility and transparency challenges that currently exist in all scientific disciplines. In addition to increasing the utilization of shared data through re-analysis and integration with other data, data sharing is beneficial for individual researchers through data citation and increased exposure of their research.

The EU Human Brain Project (HBP) has developed a data sharing platform (EBRAINS) with associated tools, workflows and data curation services tailored for sharing of heterogeneous, multimodal neuroscience data. Learn more about what EBRAINS data sharing is, what it means for you as a researcher and the underlying tools and services.​ In addition, the HBP and EBRAINS compliance team will be presenting and answering questions about how they are tackling ethically sensitive challenges and developing governance-, and compliance- related standards and best practices.

presented by Ida Aasebø and team (University of Oslo)

The Human Brain Project (HBP), the ICT-based Flagship project of the EU, is developing EBRAINS - a research infrastructure providing tools and services which can be used to address challenges in brain research and brain-inspired technology development.

This presentation illustrates the services of the EBRAINS infrastructure with three use cases spanning the immensely diverse neuroscience field.

presented by Wouter Klijn (FZ Jülich)

DOWNLOAD: Session presentation PDF

This presentation will give a brief overview over the HBP/EBRAINS tools around spiking neural network simulations with network-level resolution. Everything you need to get from equations to activity data in large-scale simulations. 

presented by Dennis Terhorst (FZ Jülich)

DOWNLOAD: Session presentation PDF

In this presentation we will cover approaches to improve the reproducibility and interoperability of analysis workflows dealing with classical electrophysiological activity data, such as spiking data or local field potentials, from experiment or simulation. In this context, we present how to build workflows using two community-driven tools developed in the context of EBRAINS.

Using Neo (https://neuralensemble. org/neo) we show how to read and manipulate electrophysiology data in the framework a common data model, and using Elephant (http://python-elephant.org) we present how efficiently analyze the data with respect to its dynamical features.

presented by Michael Denker (FZ Jülich)

The Human Brain Project (HBP), the ICT-based Flagship project of the EU, is developing EBRAINS - a research infrastructure providing tools and services which can be used to address challenges in brain research and brain-inspired technology development.

This presentation illustrates the services of the EBRAINS infrastructure with three use cases spanning the immensely diverse neuroscience field.

presented by Wouter Klijn (FZ Jülich)

DOWNLOAD: Session presentation PDF

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

presented by Marc Morgan (EPFL)

This presentation offers an introduction to the Fenix infrastructure which is providing compute, cloud and storage resources to neuroscientists and highlights a few neuroscience projects that are using the resources provided by Fenix.

presented by Anne Nahm (FZ Jülich) & Alex Upton (CSCS)

DOWNLOAD: Computational Resources for Neuroscientists

The EBRAINS Community is a network of people developing, using and benefiting from the open-source digital research infrastructure. It is essential for the widespread use and collaboration around EBRAINS and ensures its sustainability and continuous development. EBRAINS strives to establish a strong community, which can create synergies across professions, disciplines and countries.

presented by Nicolas C. Petersen (Danish Board of Technology)

The Human Brain Project (HBP), the ICT-based Flagship project of the EU, is developing EBRAINS - a research infrastructure providing tools and services which can be used to address challenges in brain research and brain-inspired technology development.

This presentation illustrates the services of the EBRAINS infrastructure with three use cases spanning the immensely diverse neuroscience field.

presented by Wouter Klijn (FZ Jülich)

RELEVANT MATERIALS:

Documents to download:

Videos to watch: 

Further links: