The Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research is dedicated to studying the causes of psychiatric disorders as well as the causes of individual differences in cognitive development, with an emphasis on adulthood and old age. Computational models of differences and changes in brain-behaviour relations are the Centre’s major theoretical tool. The Centre’s findings will provide information on how cognitive functioning can be maintained into old age and on how psychiatric disorders can be better recognized and treated more efficiently.
The Centre was founded in April 2014 and is the result of an existing collaboration between the Max Planck Society and University College London that began in 2011. The Centre is headed by Ray Dolan (University College London) and Ulman Lindenberger (Max Planck Institute for Human Development) and is located in London and Berlin. The London site is at Russell Square, in close vicinity to the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging. The Berlin site is housed at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.
The workshop will center around DataLad, an open source software tool for data management and data publication. During the workshop, participants will learn about core concepts of good research data management: joint version control of code and data, provenance capture for reproducible analysis, organizational principles for data analysis, and workflows and services for data publication and collaboration. Moreover, readily applicable workflows or examples will be demonstrated.
Here you can find contact information and brief biosketches of the Centre's directors, group leaders, fellows, PhD candidates and faculty of the IMPRS COMP2PSYCH programme, honorary fellows, affiliates, and alumni.
The International Max Planck Research School on Computational Methods in Psychiatry and Ageing Research (IMPRS COMP2PSYCH) teaches and trains concepts and methods from computer science and statistics in relation to substantive research questions in psychiatry and lifespan psychology.