August 2014 Newsletter

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Announcements

Fall 2014 LDC Data Scholarship program- September 15 deadline approaching!

Student applications for the Fall 2014 LDC Data Scholarship program are being accepted now through Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:59PM EST.  The LDC Data Scholarship program provides university students with access to LDC data at no cost.  This program is open to students pursuing both undergraduate and graduate studies in an accredited college or university. LDC Data Scholarships are not restricted to any particular field of study; however, students must demonstrate a well-developed research agenda and a bona fide inability to pay.

Students will need to complete an application which consists of a data use proposal and letter of support from their adviser.  For further information on application materials and program rules, please visit the LDC Data Scholarship page.

Applicants can email their materials to the LDC Data Scholarship program. Decisions will be sent by email from the same address.


Neural Engineering Data Consortium publishes first release

The Neural Engineering Data Consortium (NEDC) has announced its first release, the Temple University Hospital Electroencephalogram (TUH EEG) corpus.  TUH EEG corpus is a database of over 20,000 EEG recordings which will aid the development of technology to automatically interpret EEG scans. NEDC, directed by Professors Iyad Obeid and Joe Picone of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA USA , designs, collects and distributes data and resources in support of neural engineering research

NEDC is surveying community needs to help set priorities for future effort. You can complete the survey here.