NeuroImaging Carpentry “Lunch & Learn”

Intended audience

A collective of researchers from several Canadian Universities and Institutions is developing a series of Neuroimaging lessons under the The Carpentries Incubator.


We are looking for volunteers to teach these lesson materials as part of a process by which we verify the ‘road worthiness’ of the lessons, continuing to improve them based on your feedback and building our way towards Carpentry certification.

Here are a few more details to help you decide if the lesson is right for your audience:

  • The lessons require learners already familiar with the basics of Python programming, along the lines of what is taught in either of the Software Carpentry lessons Plotting and Programming in Python and Programming with Python.
  • Lessons are expected to take 2 to 3 hours to teach.
  • The lessons can be taught with local Jupyter installations or via the Binder instances that are available for each lesson repository.

How to sign up

If you would like to help pilot one or more of these lessons at your institute/organisation, please take a few minutes to fill in this short application form before the end of Friday, 16th of April, 2021 (anywhere on Earth). Your application will help us better coordinate the piloting process and maximise the beneficial impact on the lesson material.

Proposed time (with refreshment break from 12:00-12:15) NeuroImaging Lesson
Friday, May 7, 11:00-13:30 EDT
Introduction to MRI and BIDS
Friday, May 14, 11:00-13:30 EDT
Introduction to dMRI
Friday, May 21, 11:00-13:30 EDT
Structural Neuroimaging Analysis in Python
Friday, May 28, 11:00-13:30 EDT
fMRI Analysis in Python
Friday, June 4, 11:00-13:30 EDT
Potential overflow from fMRI or SMRI lessons
Friday, June 11, 11:00-13:30 EDT

Erin Dickie (CAMH, University of Toronto)

Jerrold Jeyachandra (CAMH)

Michael Joseph (CAMH)

Jason Kai (Western University)

Ariel Rokem (eScience Institute / U of Washington)

Olivia Stanley (Western University)

J.H. Legarreta (Université de Sherbrooke)

N. Bhagwat (McGill University)

P.J. Toussaint (McGill University)

B. Selby (CAMH)

J. Desjardins (Brock University)

T. Strauss (McGill University)

P. Bermudez (McGill University)

J.B. Poline (McGill University)