Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Brain Data Workshop
We also discussed how other disciplines like astronomy and particle physics have addressed the realities of sharing high volume data that becomes exponentially expensive to produce. Largely, those fields have focused on solving Grand Challenges. Challenges serve the purposes of galvanizing many people within the community around solving the most important, most pressing problems. Ancillary advantages are common use of expensive equipment and centralized access to massive datasets. Perhaps the time has come for the neuroscience equivalent of the Large Hadron Collider project.
In any event, it was nice to have a seat at the table. I enjoy small meetings (fewer than 100 people) such as this where people can just talk and debate and argue. Good stuff.