Google Summer of Code (GSoC) SPARC project: Applications Due on April 19

Applications are being accepted to work with SPARC Data and Resource Scientists as part of Google's Summer of Code program. Contribute tangibly to the creation of new SPARC Portal functionality.


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April 13, 2022

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Google Summer of Code (GSoC) SPARC project: Applications Due on April 19


Code with us! Google Summer of Code (GSoC) SPARC project

Stipends available to work with SPARC DRC mentors; GSoC 2022 Contributor Proposal due April 19th, 2022

Eligibility: Contributors must be 18 years of age or older and meet GSoC requirements.

Apply by: April 19, 2022

Stipends: Accepted GSoC contributors receive a stipend from Google based on project lengths of 175 or 350 hours effort.

SPARC is participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) in partnership with INCF. Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program focused on bringing new developers into open source software development.

Project: The SPARC Connectivity Knowledge Base of the Autonomic Nervous System (SCKAN) is part of the NIH Common Fund’s Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program. SCKAN is a semantic store housing a comprehensive knowledge base of autonomic nervous system (ANS) nerve to end organ connectivity. Connectivity information is derived from SPARC experts, SPARC data, literature, and textbooks.

We are looking for exciting projects which propose user interface components that can be embedded within a website for the visualization of connectivity information from the knowledgebase. This will enhance the findability, accessibility, interoperability, or reusability (FAIR) of the ANS knowledge available on the SPARC Portal.

Your project plan, especially the extended description and the detailed timeline, is the most important part of your application.

Mentors: Tom Gillespie and Fahim Imam (maintainers of the NIF ontologies and SCKAN).

For recommendations for GSoC contributors, see this information from Google and INCF. For specific information about this project, ask questions on this forum.

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