Brainhack 2017 @ NIMH

A Brainhack, part of the Brainhack Global Effort, will take place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD on March 2nd and 3rd, 2017. Brainhacks are unique events that convene researchers from across the globe and a myriad of disciplines to work together on innovative projects related to neuroscience. Please join us for this 2-day event and become part of this community of brain enthusiasts working on real neuroscience research problems. At Brainhack@NIMH you will have an opportunity to learn about alternative data analyses, build new analysis and visualizations tools and help materialize new research ideas. All this while you build strong collaborations with fellow neuroscientists from the local Washington region.

In contrast to traditional conferences, which are structured around the lecturer-audience paradigm, Brainhacks are designed to maximize interactions between all participants. To do so, Brainhacks gravitate around real-life neuroscience projects in which attendees work on a highly collaborative manner for the duration of the event.

How does it work? Brainhack@NIMH welcomes project proposals related to neuroscience including projects on big data analytics, machine learning, and neurofeedback. Attendees are encouraged to pitch their own projects during the opening remarks. After project pitches, attendees will choose a project to “hack” with. Brainhacking will occur for two full days during which you will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from other experts with a shared interest in neuroscience and open science. Working sessions will be accompanied by small “unconferences” during which group leaders will provide project reports and receive feedback from all brainhackers. At the conclusion of the Brainhack, you will have contributed to the sprouting of new projects and tools that will help advance neuroscientific research.

Registration for the Brainhack@NIMH is now open. This event is free. No meals will be provided. Attendees can bring their own meals or buy them at any of the on-campus cafeterias. We will not provide computers, so all attendees must bring their own laptops to brainhack. This event has limited attendance, so please sign up only if you are certain that you will be attending and actively participating in the event. If you change your mind, please inform the Brainhack@NIMH organizers (email to: so that we can make your seat available to somebody else.

LOCATION: NIH Main Campus, Bldg. 60 (The Cloisters), Bethesda, MD.
DATES: March 2-3, 2017
COST: There is no registration fee for this event.