TRF Newsletter – February 2018

Dear all,

We hope you had a fantastic start to the new year and are pleased to share TRF’s first newsletter of 2018 containing some exciting announcements!

CONTENTS

1. TRF1 Conference Survey Results

2. TRF2 Announcement

3. TRF ECR Committee

4. TRF Timing Labs Database

5. TRF Timing Papers Alerts and Database

6. JOBS

7. TRF Membership

8. TRF Blogs

9. TRF Mailing List

10. TRF Blogs

11. Blog your Conference

12. Contribute to TRF

13. Feedback for TRF

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1. TRF1 CONFERENCE SURVEY RESULTS

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Strasbourg for the 1st TRF Conference and shared your detailed feedback on TRF1 and suggestions for future TRF conferences!

We received > 100 responses and have summarized the weighted-average scores (out of 5) as below. We thank you all for making TRF1 a tremendous success!

SCIENCE

How would you rate scientific program of TRF1? 4.58

How would you rate TRF1 on the diversity of timing topics? 4.40

How likely are you to recommend TRF Conferences to your colleagues? 4.72

Did you make any new potential scientific collaborations at TRF1? 32.3% YES, 48.4% MAYBE

How would you rate the quality of the Keynote talks? 4.40

How would you rate the quality of the Symposia? 4.42

How would you rate the quality of the Poster sessions? 4.19

How would you rate the quality of the Oral sessions? 4.32

How would you rate the quality of the Poster Blitz session? 3.88

How do you rate TRF1 with respect to open science and open access? 4.52

ORGANIZATION

How would you rate TRF1 with respect to its overall organization? 4.66

How would you rate the abstract submission process? 4.61

How would you rate the registration process? 4.22

How do you rate the food and dining experience at the conference venue? 4.27

How would you rate the quality of the social events? 4.35

How was your experience of Strasbourg as the location of the conference? 4.84

How would you rate TRF1 on value for money? 4.55

COMMUNICATION

How would you rate the quality of communications from the organizers before and during the conference? 4.62

How would you rate your experience of the TRF conference website? 4.43

How do you rate the quality of social media outreach before and during the conference? 4.28

How do you rate the quality of communications from TRF before and during the conference? 4.45

If you would like to catch up on the science presented at TRF1, see the following links –

TRF1 Proceedings –

The proceedings with all abstracts is available as a PDF here –

https://trf-strasbourg.sciencesconf.org/data/pages/ProceedingsTRF2017.pdf

TRF Open Science Foundation –

TRF’s OSF site containing ~100 posters and talks presented at TRF1 – https://osf.io/view/trf2017/.

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2. TRF2 ANNOUNCEMENT

We are very excited to share that the 2nd Timing Research Forum Conference will be held in October 2019 in Mexico!

TRF2 will be organized by Hugo Merchant and held at the Institute of Neurobiology, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico at the Juriquilla Campus in Queretaro.

You can view a copy of the TRF2 presentation by Hugo Merchant here – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Eya898fu6wXXW80BeIfHlIJ5wkvE1H61

The precise dates and details of the Organizing Committee will be confirmed in due time.

We look forward to build upon the emphatic success of TRF1 and hope to see the timing community come together again in Mexico!

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3. TRF EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER COMMITTEE

We are delighted to announce the formation of the TRF ECR Committee and welcome its first 10 members!

The TRF ECR Committee will contribute to a number of TRF’s core activities with an aim to support early career researchers and promote TRF’s mission.

ANDREW CHANG

PhD Candidate

McMaster University

Canada

AYSHA MOTALA

PhD Candidate

Cardiff University

UK

BASAK AGDOGAN

PhD Candidate

Columbia University

USA

LAETITITA GRABOT

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Bielefeld

Germany

LUCILA CACERES

Postdoctoral Researcher

Universidad Nacional de Quilmes

Argentina

LJUBICA JOVANOVIC

PhD Candidate

Ecole Normale Supérieure

France

MITRA TAGHZIADEH

PhD Candidate

Kochi University of Technology

Japan

MUKESH MAKWANA

PhD Candidate

University of Allahabad

India

SVEN THOENES

Postdoctoral Researcher

Leibniz Research Center for Working Environments and Human Factors

Germany

YOSHIKO KABE

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Western Ontario

Canada

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4. TRF TIMING LABS DATABASE

As one of their first initiatives, the TRF ECR Committee is building a database of labs that conduct timing research.

Apart from being an important community-building project, this information will be of use to researchers seeking collaborations,

students seeking PhD / Postdoc positions, as well as journal editors seeking relevant reviewers.

Please fill out this shared Google document similar to the example shown –

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1W4NWNUrNOTIYshVB-PSUs_PXZZ6AS0R1ecAQsLSBH3M/edit?usp=sharing

If you’re a PI and are currently hiring, please indicate YES/NO in the ‘Hiring’ column and add a link to the job advert accordingly.

And anytime you plan to hire new lab members in the future, you can update your status to YES. The ECR Committee will regularly

monitor the hiring status and share information about new jobs on TRF’s platforms like website, social media and newsletter.

The labs database will be published on the TRF website for easy access to the wider scientific community.

If you’ve any questions, please feel free to write to the TRF ECR Committee – ecr.trf@gmail.com

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5. TRF TIMING PAPERS ALERTS AND DATABASE

The TRF ECR Committee is pleased to announce another initiative to promote new timing publications (2018 onwards) by TRF members.

Please let us know any time you’ve a new timing paper published by –

1) Updating details of your paper in this shared Google document (similar to the example publication) –

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WGTzUVqaom7lczhbyHIiG-vYKxxqb_qCZmgkALg3R7A/edit?usp=sharing

2) Tagging TRF (@timingforum) on Twitter if you’d like us to RT on Twitter and share on other social networks

3) Sending us a lay summary (up to 1000 words with one figure) that will be published on TRF’s blog

All new publications shared with us will feature in the TRF Newsletter and published on the TRF website on a monthly basis.

If you’ve any questions, please feel free to contact the TRF ECR Committee – ecr.trf@gmail.com

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6. JOBS

Please see the following ad for tenure-track position –

Applications are invited for a tenure-track researcher position in the Cognition and Brain Dynamics research team of Virginie van Wassenhove.

The lab is hosted at NeuroSpin (Dir. Prof Stanislas Dehaene) on the plateau de Saclay near Paris, France.

 

Full description here: https://brainthemind.com/openings/

 

Virginie van Wassenhove

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7. TRF MEMBERSHIP & SOCIAL MEDIA

To become a member of TRF and join a community of > 650 timing researchers, please fill in the form here – http://timingforum.org/membership/

TRF has an active online presence with > 1100 followers on several social networks –

ResearchGate: 361 followers

https://www.researchgate.net/project/Timing-Research-Forum

Twitter:  425 followers

Facebook: 420 followers (+9%)

http://facebook.com/timingresearchforum

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8. TRF BLOGS

We look forward to sharing new blogs about recently published papers and also welcome any blog articles about your experience at TRF1.

If you would like to regularly contribute as a TRF blogger, please get in touch: trf@timingforum.org.

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9. TRF MAILING LIST

Everyone is invited to share any items related to timing related positions, grants, news, or anything that concerns timing research with the TRF community via our mailing list.

Make sure to use plain text when sending these messages (i.e. no attachments or fancy formatting is allowed). Please keep in mind that the mailing list is monitored, and only the the items approved by the mailing list moderators will be circulated to our community. Looking forward to your emails!

Please email your items directly to trf-list@timingforum.org.

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10. BLOG YOUR PAPER

We invite TRF members to submit short summaries of their recently published articles on timing. Articles should be no longer than 500 words and not include more than one representative figure.

Please submit your entries after your paper is published by emailing us at trf@timingforum.org. Submissions are open anytime and will be featured on the TRF blog page – http://timingforum.org/category/blog.

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11. BLOG YOUR CONFERENCE

We invite TRF members to blog about their experience of a timing conference/meeting/workshop that you have recently attended. Submissions can highlight prominent talks/papers presented, new methods, trends and your personal views about the conference. Pictures may also be included.

Please submit your articles (no longer than 1000 words) to trf@timingforum.org within two months from the date of the conference you intend to highlight.

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12. CONTRIBUTE TO TRF

TRF aims to host pertinent timing related resources, so that the TRF website acts as the definitive platform for everything related to timing research. The current resources listed on the TRF website include: (1) all members’ publications, (2) timing related special issues, (3) books on timing, (4) list of meetings focused on timing, (5) list of timing related societies/groups, (6) as well as code and mentoring resources.

TRF encourages open science and supports sharing of relevant information and knowledge between its members, with the aim to advance the field of timing research. We therefore invite you all to contribute to these resources. Please email us (trf@timingforum.org) your suggestions for new resources for the timing community.

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13. FEEDBACK FOR TRF

As an open academic society, we hope that you participate freely and support the TRF community in achieving its mission. As we like to repeatedly emphasize, TRF’s aim is to serve all timing researchers through open exchange of ideas, information and resources to advance the timing research community. We are open to receiving your suggestions or ideas that will help TRF grow and continue to deliver on its mission. We look forward to your feedback!

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With best wishes,

Sundeep Teki,

Argiro Vatakis, &

TRF ECR Committee

Email:                      trf@timingforum.org | ecr.trf@gmail.com

Website:                  timingforum.org

ResearchGate:        https://www.researchgate.net/project/Timing-Research-Forum

Twitter:                    https://twitter.com/TimingForum

Facebook:               http://facebook.com/timingresearchforum