Using Human Connectome Project (HCP) data

Monday, December 11, 2017, 9:30am - 12:30 pm

Workshop Overview: This 3-hour hands-on workshop introduces attendees to practical tools and strategies for navigating, and working with Human Connectome Project (HCP) neuroimaging data (T1-, T2-, Diffusion-weighted MRI; fMRI; MEG) and cognitive tasks (memory, motor, language, decision-making, resting-state), from over 1000 healthy young individuals. The workshop also covers advanced neuroimaging data analysis and visualization tools (CIFTI, connectome workbench).

Attendees should bring their own laptops for the hands-on components of the workshop

Workshop Objectives attendees should:

  • Be able to browse, search, and download HCP data thru browser-based and command-line tools
  • Have a broad overview of the HCP analysis pipelines code base and how to query + adapt it
  • Have gained exposure to connectome workbench software for manipulation of neuroimaging data
  • Understand how to use the ciftify library to convert their own data to HCP-style cifti file format

In order to follow all hands-on demonstrations, attendees will need  IN ADVANCE to:

Workshop Instructors:

Dr. Erin Dickie (PhD) is a Project Scientist in the Kimel Family Translational Imaging-Genetics (TIGR) Laboratory at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto

Dr. John Griffiths (PhD) is a Post-doctoral Fellow in the McIntosh Lab at the Rotman Research Institute 

To attend the McGill broadcast please register here.

To attend the Rotman presentation please register here.

Conference on Complex Oscillatory Systems

March 19-23, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
Biomedical Research Park of Barcelona

CD-Create trainees are eligible to attend this conference and tutorials on nonlinear dynamics with free registration. This is a first-come, first-served offer for the first 8 trainees. Write to dynamics.create (at) with request to participate.

The AMCOS conference brings together renowned experts and young researchers who work on the modeling of complex systems, and the analysis of complex data sets in order to infer structure and functionality of networks. Accompanying tutorials by leading experts will interactively introduce the different conference themes.

Keynote speakers: Leon Glass, Damian H. Zanette

Topics covered: synchronization and nonlinear dynamics - dynamics on networks - connectivity and network inference - data analysis in neuroscience - critical phenomena - neural field models - computational neuroscience - complex oscillatory behaviour in physiology

Tutorials: Leading experts in the field will introduce the different conference themes interactively in tutorials on the first day of the conference week. The speakers are:

Ralph G. Andrzejak, Arkady Pikovsky, Michael Rosenblum, Aneta Stefanovska.

Tentative list of topics includes basic theory of synchronization, synchronization approach to data analysis, basic concepts of nonlinear time series analysis, and time series analysis of non-autonomous dynamics.

Participants are required to bring laptops installed with MATLAB/Octave if they want to take part in the practical activities.

Do you want to present your work? Registration and abstract submission opens October 20th, 2017. More info at or contact us via e-mail: amcosconference (at)

Are you a McGill graduate student? Click here to apply for travel funds to the Complex Oscillatory Systems Conference.