How Do We Get Neuroscientists Ready for Big Data?
The following case study is adapted from a Theme J abstract presented at Neuroscience 2016. Theme J abstracts cover topics related to history, teaching, public awareness, and societal impacts in neuroscience, allowing departments and organizations to showcase the work they have done in these areas.
Big data offer exciting opportunities to derive insights and make synergistic connections across many levels of inquiry. It has the potential to inform the research community, biomedical practitioners, educators, and even allow avenues for citizen science. However, unlocking the true potential of big data relies on making it usable, which depends on the skill and expertise of scientists collecting, sharing, and analyzing the data.
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