Data sharing: neuroscience, microscopy and experiments symposium

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Shine Dome

15 Gordon St

Canberra, ACT 2601

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A combined symposium to plan how we enable interoperability and collaboration between researchers in a data-driven world.

About this Event

The Australian Research Data Commons Combined Characterisation-Neuroscience Symposium is a national event to discuss and shape the data-driven science across instruments, experiments and neuroscience in Australia.

Schedule

  • Registrations and coffee from 8:40AM
  • Opening and invited speakers from 9:20 AM
  • Lunch break from 12:20PM
  • Three parallel workshops from 1PM
  • Combined discussion and social from 4PM

Combined morning session

Speakers

  • Prof Alan Evans, Director of the McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, McGill University
  • Prof Jason Swedlow, Director of the Open Microscopy Environment, University of Dundee (remote https://monash.zoom.us/j/188959545)
  • AProf Kaylene Simpson, Senior Editor of Nature Scientific Data, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Dr Shawn Brown, Associate Director for Research Software Development, McGill University
  • Professor Giorgio Ascoli, Center for Neural Informatics, Structures, and Plasticity, George Mason University
  • David Orloff, Director of the Cell Image Library, University of California at San Diego
  • AProf Claire Brown, Director of the Advanced BioImaging Facility, McGill University

*New* morning session webinar: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/315385907

Three parallel afternoon workshops

1. Australian Characterisation Informatics Planning workshop

Characterisation has become an area where informatics infrastructure, expertise and best practice is critical. The Australian Characterisation community shares a number of significant informatics challenges, and the community is working together to plan and implement strategies to overcome these challenges. This workshop will bring together Australian and International experts to map the strategic link between characterisation facilities, the standards and best practices they apply, the research communities using instrument data to create domain-specific collections and use this information to plan for the future. *New* To join this workshop remotely register here: https://uqz.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KRK71mavRQarnt23rsywVw

2. Australian Neuroscience Microscopy Data Sharing, Standards and Best-Practice Workshop

Recent advances in optics, computational tools and automation have increased the impact of modern optical microscopy not only in basic science but also in industry and clinical domains. The Australian optical microscopy community is actively working together to form a dynamic network of researchers who will enable data sharing and standardisation. The aim of this initiative is to increase the quality and reproducibility, and boost the overall value of optical microscopy data. This symposium will discuss the current challenges of data sharing and protocols with the aim of mapping out a national strategy to integrate current systems into a unified Australian data sharing platform. *New* Join this workshop remotely https://uqz.zoom.us/j/467896508

3. Australian Brain Data Commons Workshop

By its very nature, the brain is at the core of who we are and cracking its “code” (how it works) is one of the greatest scientific challenges facing humanity. To crack the brain's code neuroscience has become one of the most highly interdisciplinary scientific research disciplines. Understanding the brain's code - the neural circuits and processes underlying cognition - is currently at the forefront of brain research nationally and internationally. Central to cracking the code will be a national strategy for brain research data sharing and curation. This workshop will bring together brain researchers and neuroinformaticians to map the national brain data commons capabilities, review the community requirements, and develop a national plan for neuroscience data sharing and curation. *New* Join this workshop remotely https://zoom.us/j/629819900

At four 4:00 pm everyone will meet together and debrief for 30 minutes. A social event will follow from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the same location.

Who should attend?

We aim to bring together Australian and International experts to map the strategic link between imaging facilities, the standards and best practices they apply, and the research communities using instrument data to create data collections.

These open symposia will be attended by a targeted list of Australian research leaders, research infrastructure directors, facility managers and interested researchers.

Organising Committee

  • Prof Linda Richards
  • Prof Tony Hannan
  • Dr Nela Durisic
  • Dr Rumelo Amor
  • Dr Khaled Chakli
  • Dr Paula Andrea Martinez
  • Dr Wojtek James Goscinski

Participating Organisations:

  • ARDC
  • NCRIS
  • Monash University
  • University of Western Australia
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • Microscopy Australia
  • National Imaging Facility
  • ANSTO
  • Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Macquarie University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Australian National University
  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • Translational Research Institute
  • Western Sydney University
  • La Trobe University
  • MASSIVE

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Shine Dome

15 Gordon St

Canberra, ACT 2601

Australia

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