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Summary: Community Workshop – Integrating the neuroscience community

The 5th NFDI Neuroscience Community Workshop took place online on July 13-14, 2021. The subtitle of the workshop was „Integrating the Neuroscience Community”.

Representatives of the consortium presented selected use cases of the planned NFDI-Neuro consortium and introduced tools for research data management in various subdisciplines. These presentations were accompanied with a brief poll, on current usage of the presented tools and wishes or requirements of  (future-) users of the respective tools.

While the poll was certainly not representative for the entire neuroscience community, it gives us a good impression on the user level of the audience attending the workshop. The open text question (see word cloud above) reveals the most pressing issues when it comes to implementing RDM tools: training, support, and standardization. Curated lists of tools, code examples and use cases were suggested to facilitate application of RDM tools and standards. The central pooling of such resources is one major goals of the NFDI Neuroscience initiative.

On the second day, community members contributed with presentations on current states of implementation, solutions and suggestions.

The presentations are being made available consectutively.


Day 1: July 13, 12:00 – 17:00h CEST
Problems, processes and tools in neurophysiology, behavioral neuroscience and modeling

Hansjörg Scherberger (University of Göttingen and German Primate Center)
Dennis Segebarth (University Hospital of Würzburg)
Michael Denker (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
Andres Agudelo-Toro (German Primate Center)
Thomas Wachtler (LMU Munich and National Neuroinformatics Node – G-Node)

Provenance tracking with containerized pipelines for reproducible research

Michael Hanke (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
Michael Schirner (Charité Berlin)

BIDS and extensions

Petra Ritter (Charité Berlin)
Julia Sprenger (Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone, Marseille)

FAIR data management of microscopy data using OMERO and the OME environment

Pavol Bauer (Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg)

Data management in national imaging cohort studies

Jan Klein (Fraunhofer MEVIS, Bremen)
Steffen Oeltze-Jafra (Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics at Hannover Medical School and Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg)
Daniel Erkan (DZNE Bonn)

GDPR compliant RDM

Petra Ritter (Charité Berlin)

DICOM in Clinical Electrophysiology

Carsten Klingner (University Hospital Jena)

Day 2: July 14, 14:00 – 17:00h CEST
A common data management strategy in a heterogenous research group

Christopher Wiesbrock (RWTH Aachen)

Using GIN-Tonic to structure and write research data

Julien Colomb (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

Distributed data repository for small animal MRI

Markus Aswendt (University Hospital Cologne)  and
Philipp Böhm-Sturm (Charité, Center for Stroke Research Berlin)

BIDS extension proposal electrophysiology

Julian Neumann (Charité Berlin)

BIDS extension proposal computational modeling


How to describe network model connectivity

Johanna Senk (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Ontologies, terminologies, knowledge graphs & pathway inventories

Alpha Tom Kodamullil (Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI)

FAIR management of experimental and sample data with a connected electronic lab notebook

Rory Macneil (Research Space)


Timo Dickscheid (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

EBRAINS Knowledge Graph

Oliver Schmid (Knowledge Graph Product Owner and Senior Software Engineer)


Lyuba Zehl (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Brief Status Update from Research Data Management at the Leibniz Rechenzentrum Munich

Stefan Hachinger (LRZ Munich)

Applications in precision medicine, drug discovery and systems medicine in NFDI4Health

Holger Fröhlich (Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI)

RDM and computational processing for video tracking of behavior

Phillip Wieder (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung Göttingen, GWDG)

Research Data Alliance und Max Planck Computing und Data Facility

Raphael Ritz (Max Planck Computing and Data Facility)

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