Why is Python ideal for research software development?

Python is showing an incredible growth in many fields, including academia. By enumerating the challenges we face in sustainable research software development and how Python's unique strengths are catering to these challenges in this video below, I hope to explain this growth and encourage further adoption of python for research software development! A closely related …

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Slides from educational course on Neuroimaging Quality Control at OHBM 2019 in Rome

I am very delighted to let you know our course was attended well and received very well. The slides for each of the talks can be downloaded here: Raamana: Overview and Anatomical MRIDownload Raamana: niQC Tools and informaticsDownload Martina F. Callaghan : Functional MRI QA QCDownload Esther Kuehn : 7T fMRI QCDownload Joset Etzel: Dataset …

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Let’s ban alcohol at academic events to reduce sexual harassment and other unwelcome behaviour [MeToo]

As the discussion around harassment in academia (sexual and otherwise) is increasing, we learn that it is not healthy, definitely not rare and not reported as often as it happens. While thinking of various solutions to prevent or reduce its occurrence, I had been contemplating on the possibility and effectiveness of banning (or minimizing) alcohol …

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Educational workshop on Neuroimaging Quality Control at OHBM 2019

News: slides and photos from this course are now posted here. I am very delighted to announce that our proposal for educational workshop titled "Taking Control Of Your Neuroimaging Data: Understanding Artefacts And Quantifying Quality" has been accepted for inclusion in the program for the 2019 OHBM Annual Meeting. Stay tuned for slides and related …

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Status quo in neuroimaging quality control – survey

To: The NeuroImaging Community Across the World Invitation to Contribute to the Development of Best Practices for niQC The niQC special interest group (SIG) aims to standardize and develop best practices for neuroimaging QC and Quality Assurance (QA). We invite you to fill this survey, to help us to get a sense of various types …

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Neuroimaging Quality Control (niQC) special interest group to develop protocols, tools and manuals

TL;DR: New visitors from survey broadcast: fill the survey here. Thanks.Quality control of neuroimaging data is hard, needs purpose-built tools and standardizationThere is a need for development of best practices and QC protocolsWe formed a new special interest group (SIG) @ INCF called Neuroimaging Quality Control (niQC)Join us in the google group to stay tuned, …

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Let’s focus our neuroinformatics community efforts in Python and on software validation

TL;DR Summary: News: my talk at PyCon Canada 2018 summarizing my thoughts for the broader context of research software development is available here. Python and its ecosystem are ideal for neuroinformatics, and we must try to get all the essential and established techniques implemented in pure python Community efforts (for testing & validation) must be …

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