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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Open science is better science!

Repeat after me, open science is better science!  I believe that, and in that spirit, I am starting to do my best to move the peer review process to open forums when possible (authors permitting of course). Here is the first one on a preprint titled: "The ANTs Longitudinal Cortical Thickness Pipeline" posted on biorxiv. My comments are …

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On what kind of twitter persona to maintain

These are exciting times. With just 140 characters and one click, you could potentially reach millions of people. You don't need to be famous, you just need great content. May be a hashtag. A message of love. An ordinary moment of joy. Enthusiastic cheering for your team. Spontaneous expression of disappointment. https://twitter.com/raamana_/status/781701142803775489 You just need to …

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