Brainhack: A collaborative workshop for the open neuroscience community

R. Cameron Craddock*, Daniel S. Margulies, Pierre Bellec, B. Nolan Nichols, Sarael Alcauter, Fernando A. Barrios, Yves Burnod, Christopher J. Cannistraci, Julien Cohen-Adad, Benjamin De Leener, Sebastien Dery, Jonathan Downar, Katharine Dunlop, Alexandre R. Franco, Caroline Seligman Froehlich, Andrew J. Gerber, Satrajit S. Ghosh, Thomas J. Grabowski, Sean Hill, Anibal Sólon HeinsfeldR. Matthew Hutchison, Prantik Kundu, Angela R. Laird, Sook Lei Liew, Daniel J. Lurie, Donald G. McLaren, Felipe Meneguzzi, Maarten Mennes, Salma Mesmoudi, David O'Connor, Erick H. Pasaye, Scott Peltier, Jean Baptiste Poline, Gautam Prasad, Ramon Fraga Pereira, Pierre Olivier Quirion, Ariel Rokem, Ziad S. Saad, Yonggang Shi, Stephen C. Strother, Roberto Toro, Lucina Q. Uddin, John D. Van Horn, John W. VanMeter, Robert C. Welsh, Ting Xu

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Brainhack events offer a novel workshop format with participant-generated content that caters to the rapidly growing open neuroscience community. Including components from hackathons and unconferences, as well as parallel educational sessions, Brainhack fosters novel collaborations around the interests of its attendees. Here we provide an overview of its structure, past events, and example projects. Additionally, we outline current innovations such as regional events and post-conference publications. Through introducing Brainhack to the wider neuroscience community, we hope to provide a unique conference format that promotes the features of collaborative, open science.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2016


  • Collaboration
  • Data sharing
  • Hackathon
  • Networking
  • Neuroscience
  • Open science
  • Unconference


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