Tag: collaboration

Large scale, open neuroscience is a work-in-progress

The International Brain Lab (IBL) project has an outstanding team of PIs, covering both theory and experiments. The measurements themselves are interesting, and can lead to important insights. However, what is most distinctive…



Pre-preprint: blogging a project

SLAB is trying something new with one project in the lab. Prior to drafting a preprint, we’re blogging the project and sharing the results and analysis. We invite anyone to comment on the work.



Allen Institute’s Brain Observatory data set

The Allen Institute has released the first set of data from their Brain Observatory project. Many of you already know about this, but I wanted to post about it to encourage people to take a bit…



Slack software for labs

Slack is very useful team coordination software. It’s been such a help in my own lab, that I suspect that given a properly configured Slack account, I could simultaneously run GE, Google, Intel, and the US Federal…



Ufora – easy parallel computing in Python

It’s still early days, but this looks impressively good. Ufora might be one of the easiest-to-try ways to use parallel computing. With just a couple of lines of code, you can run your existing Python…



Remote, web-based analysis

Jeremy Freeman and his lab are developing tools for analyzing data using a workflow that is fundamentally more scalable not only in terms of computing power and data set size, but also in collaboration and sharing. The one-person, one-machine approach to data analysis can be highly efficient, but…



NES – NeuroMat – browser-based data collection

NES, from NeuroMat, is an open-source tool to manage clinical data gathered in hospitals and research institutions. Here’s their github link. More info from the lab.



Software Carpentry teaching programming and data management to scientists

Software Carpentry teaches scientists how to program and use open source tools to manage their data and make their life easier. They’re focussed specifically on software tools, rather than types of analysis, and so what they…



PubPeer browser plugins for PubMed

PubPeer has released browser plugins that add a line to PubMed results if there are comments on PubPeer for those publications. It looks like the example above. The install took less than 10 seconds.

More on…



Protocols.io – 3 days left

As Labrigger mentioned earlier this week, ZappyLab is running a Kickstarter campaign to jump start their crowd-sourced protocol repository, Protocols.io.

Perhaps the most attractive reward they’re offering for pledging are the Black Russian Espresso cookies,…



ZappyLab Kickstarter: 1 week left!

This is exactly up the alley of what Labrigger is interested in supporting. There’s just one week left in their Kickstarter campaign. As of this writing, 300 people have contributed $30,000. With one final push this last week, they’ll meet their goal.

They want to crowd source…



Giant Brain Discussion

Carson Chow’s blog announced:

There is an epic discussion on the Connectionist mailing list right now.

He followed up with his two cents entitled “(Lack of) Progress in neuroscience”.

It’s an on-going, vibrant discussion on topics including big…



Plotly (plot.ly) for collaborative data visualization and analysis

It could be described as a GoogleDocs-type app for data analysis. But that would be a lazy description.

Import your data, code up the analysis and visualization, and then share with collaborators who can view, modify, and contribute.

They…



Wakari Bundles – standardized Python for sharing code

I’ve been using Spyder recently for a MATLAB-like Python development environment (thanks for the tip, xcorr!).

For python development within a browser window, I’ve used Wakari a bit. Now they have Bundles, which…



Online Scientific Python: Wakari

If you like Python, want to analyze data online, and are interested in a standardized environment that can be easily shared, read on:

Continuum Analytics is offering a new beta: Wakari. You can register to try…