• Google Summer of Code 2022

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    Help us to develop the BIDS standard for computational neuroscience at the Google Summer of Code 2022.

    Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global, online program focused on bringing new developers/students into open source software development.

    This year, the Brain Simulation Section is mentoring via theInternational Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) organization that pairs GSoC candidates with developers from its community to work on 3-month programming projects.


    The goal of this project is to develop a user-friendly tool to store study details and data for full reproducibility of computational neuroscience modeling publications. We want to incorporate the existing tools for MRI data, like e.g. bidscoin, into our tool and possibly tools from other modalities.

    As an end goal, it would be ideal to have a couple of diverse examples for using the developed tool in the form of computational modeling study publications prepared for sharing in this BIDS-conform standard. To be more user-friendly, the conversion tool should also offer a graphical user interface where researchers can still add their user knowledge to the conversion tool. One could also aim for developing an extension of the bids-validator app for the newly developed standard to be able to easily check the validity and completeness of files.

    Lead mentor: Dr. Jil Meier (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin) - CET time zone
    Dr. Michael Schirner (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, CET time zone),
    Lia Domide (Codemart, software development company based in Romania, EET time zone),
    Prof. Daniele Marinazzo (Ghent University, CET time zone),
    Prof. Petra Ritter (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, CET time zone)

    Planned effort: 350 hours

    Intended skill level: all levels welcome, project can be adapted to the contributor’s level

    Pre-requisite skills: basic programming knowledge

    Tech keywords: Python, docker, BIDS

    Read the detailed proposal here.

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    Are you new to open source and want to learn more about some interesting projects that you can contribute to?

    Join GSoC where mentors will help guide you on your journey here!

    Discuss the BIDS GSoC Projecthere.