|10:00 - 11:30
Session I: Active Data Repositories and Federations
A core challenge in neuroscience is providing reliable, performant and scalable solutions with authentication, metadata support, persistent identifiers and data-type specific services. Here we will review some of the leading options for neuroscience data sharing repositories and options from other domains. Discussion will be around common requirements and potential solutions for deploying neuroscience data repositories across Europe and the world. A related Bird of a Feather session is planned during the RDA Plenary (https://rd-alliance.org/bird-feather-volumetric-imaging-services-vis-p6-...).
- Data federation
- Federated authentication, authorization and identity
- Data-type specific services
- Remote data visualization
|11:30 - 12:00
|12:00 - 13:30
Session II: Multiscale Federated Data Mining
With the production of large amounts of imaging data comes the challenge of measuring and extracting features and properties of the brain from this data. Only by quantifying specific properties of the nervous system from this large-scale imaging data will it be possible to analyze, cluster, model and predict nervous system properties including cells, synapses and connectivity. This session will focus on the challenges of analyzing large datasets without moving them, machine learning, machine vision and other methods to analyze brain imaging data across scales.
- Machine vision for neuroscience
- Infrastructure for large-scale data mining
- Machine learning
|13:30 - 14:30
|14:30 - 16:00
Session III: Knowledge Management and Search
As large datasets are mined, analyzed and clustered, the key properties, relationships, categories and structure in the data is transformed into knowledge. As this knowledge is generated it is essential to have rich online databases and search engines to disseminate this knowledge, make it accessible and searchable. Data-driven ontologies can then be contrasted with expert domain knowledge in order to drive the knowledge discovery process forward. This session will explore a variety of tools developed for online knowledge management and search including defining, curating and maintaining ontologies, navigating structured information and search strategies for complex data. A related Bird of a Feather session is planned during the RDA Plenary (https://rd-alliance.org/bird-feather-controlled-vocabulary-and-ontology-...).
- Linked data
- Semantic search
- Spatial search
- Data-driven ontologies
|16:00 - 16:30
|16:30 - 18:00
Session IV: Online Collaboration Environments
Collaboration is becoming a requisite part of modern science in many domains. New web technologies are enabling collaboration through data sharing, provenance tracking, reproducible workflows, communication, hyperlinks and online training. Scientific social networks are also emerging as an important tool for collaboration. This session will explore the factors enabling successful online collaboration and the pitfalls to avoid.
- Provenance tracking
- Collaborative tools (docs, workflows, etc)
- User profiles