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Table 1 Selected examples of Brainhack projects

From: Brainhack: a collaborative workshop for the open neuroscience community

∙ A child psychiatrist and a 3D video artist initiated a collaboration at the 2012 Brainhack to develop a movie to be shown to participants during resting-state fMRI scans to reduce head motion in hyperkinetic populations [5, 6].
∙ The ABIDE Preprocessing Initiative [7] is an ongoing project started at the 2012 Brainhack to share preprocessed versions of the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE) dataset [8, 9]. This project is sharing functional data that have been processed using the Connectome Computation System (CCS) [10, 11], the Configurable Pipeline for the Analysis of Connectomes (C-PAC) [12, 13], the Data Preprocessing Assistant for Resting State fMRI (DPARSF) [14, 15], and the Neuro Imaging Analysis Kit (NIAK) [16, 17], as well as cortical thickness measures extracted from structural data using FreeSurfer [18, 19], CIVET [20, 21], and Advanced Normalization Tools (ANTS) [22, 23].
∙ A collaboration started at the 2012 Brainhack performed an analysis to identify differences in cortical thickness and structural covariance between individuals with autism spectrum disorder and neurotypical controls [24].
∙ A project team at Brainhack 2013 amassed a dataset of 14,781 structural MRI scans to estimate the distribution of brain sizes across individuals for optimizing scan acquisition parameters [25].
∙ The development team of LORIS, an open source database system for neuroimaging and phenotypic data, have repeatedly used Brainhack as an opportunity to meet and collaborate on new features [26].
∙ An early version of the Daydreaming app [27], an Android application for real-time assessment of users’ mind-wandering, was developed at Brainhack 2013.
∙ The Clubs of Science [28] project, founded at Brainhack MTL 2015, has built a web-based visualization of the social web underlying neuroimaging research.
∙ The linkRbrain [29] tool for integrating and querying neuroimaging data with activation peaks from the literature and gene expression data was partially developed and first tested at Brainhack 2013 in Paris [30].
  1. Further projects can be found at www.brainhack.org[1]