EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING RESOURCES
We provide video tutorials demonstrating use of our online public resources and tools. To explore and view the videos, check out our Tutorial Library or visit our YouTube channel, where you can subscribe if you want to be alerted when new videos are posted.
Live training workshops
We conduct in-person training sessions in locations throughout the world. Our 2014 calendar will be based on your interest; please Contact Us if you are interested in helping to organize a session at your institution. There is no cost to attend.
We offer two types of sessions:
- Training workshops: Training workshops are in-person sessions that usually last three hours and cover some subset of our online public resources. These sessions provide an introduction to the resources, cover basic and advanced searches, and offer a hands-on walkthrough of navigation and visualization features.
- User group sessions: The user group sessions are more informal forums where attendees can learn about our latest offerings, get questions answered, give us feedback, and interact with other users. Although these sessions are scheduled for two hours, attendees are not required to stay the entire time.
Online demonstrations of the applications in 2014 will be hosted on the following dates from 8:00-9:00am PST. Each session will demonstrate basic data access, navigation and usability, as well as more sophisticated search and visualization features for specific resources. Advance registration is required but there is no cost to attend; accessibility is global.
- February 13: ALLEN Human Brain Atlas
- March 27: Non-Human Primate Atlas
- May 8: BrainSpan Atlas of the Developing Human Brain
- June 26: ALLEN Mouse Brain Atlas
- August 7: ALLEN Developing Mouse Brain Atlas
- September 4: ALLEN Spinal Cord Atlas
- November 6: ALLEN Mouse Connectivity Atlas
To sign up, use the Contact Us form and select "Online Training" for the nature of inquiry. In the subject line, please indicate which session you would like to attend, and be sure to provide your contact information and institutional affiliation. We will contact you with registration and dial-in information.
Before the webinar
For a hands-on experience, although not required, attendees are encouraged to have a computer setup that allows simultaneous viewing of the webinar and use of the ALLEN Brain Atlas resources (e.g., sufficient monitor space for both applications, and an extra Internet-connected computer). Please install one of the supported platforms prior to the workshop.
Educational lecture series
Coding and Vision 101, taught by Christof Koch, Ph.D. and R. Clay Reid, M.D., Ph.D., is a series of 12 hour-long lectures that highlight key conceptual advances and experimental discoveries of the past century in our understanding of how information is encoded, represented and transformed within the mammalian visual system. This is an introductory course taught at the level of an undergraduate science class. Watch full-length lectures on our YouTube channel.