The Brain Products Academy keeps growing: here is a look ahead at 2023
by Dr. Tracy Warbrick
Brain Products Academy – Project Coordinator and Scientific Advisor
This year we were delighted to run many online workshops and webinars on a variety of topics. These online events were very well attended, and we had excellent feedback from our participants.
This motivates us to continue providing high quality educational content for you and we are planning several online and in-person Academy events for 2023. In addition, we will introduce new “Onboarding programmes” for BrainVision Analyzer 2 and combined EEG-fMRI research. Read on to find out more.
Brain Products Academy Online events
We are very proud of our educational webinar series that has been running for a number of years with Analyzer at its core. Our Scientific Support team always provides excellent Analyzer webinars and this year was no different with a comprehensive look at using Analyzer alongside Matlab.
Our BCI experts delivered two outstanding webinars on using LSL with Brain Products devices, a topic which is proving to be increasingly popular and we are very pleased that we were able to offer you these webinars.
We are able to reach so many of you globally with our webinars and attendance at this year’s events was excellent, so we plan to continue our webinar series next year. We are still working on which topics to cover (there are so many to choose from!) but rest assured we will have content on familiar topics like Analyzer and EEG-fMRI, and we also plan to cover new topics. Our webinars are free to attend, and recordings are available on our webinar channel after the events. We look forward to bringing you more webinars in 2023.
In-person events are back!
This year we have also supported our distributors with some local events. For example, scientific consultants from our Sales team delivered a workshop on multimodal recordings at Neuronus 2022 in Krakow (Poland) and a workshop covering EEG and ERP basics at an event in Padova (Italy) hosted by our subsidiary Brain Products Italia. Our subsidiaries and distributors are very active in their local research communities. In addition to supporting you with your hardware and software needs they support local conferences and education events. The Brain Products Academy is very happy to work alongside our global distribution partners to provide educational support for our network.
Something new from the Brain Products Academy
An exciting development for 2023 is the introduction of Brain Products Academy Onboarding. It is important to us that you get up and running with your new hardware and software quickly. We want to make sure you have the best introduction to our products so that you can get the best out of them. Therefore, early next year we will introduce some standard training programmes for specific topics to help you get started.
… will be an online training session with a dedicated trainer to give you a thorough BrainVision Analyzer tour and help you get to know the analysis techniques and algorithms provided in Analyzer. You will learn how to import your data, how to prepare/preprocess your data, create a processing pipeline, automate your processing pipelines, and learn how to extract and export measures.
… will take place on-site at your scanner with a dedicated trainer who will help you to setup your BrainAmp MR (plus) system safely in your scanner and optimise your setup to ensure the best data quality. The training will also provide a step-by-step introduction to the BrainVision Recorder and RecView software packages and a step-by-step introduction to the removal of scanner related artifacts from your EEG data using our Analyzer software. After EEG-fMRI Onboarding you will be able to operate the BrainAmp MR system safely and acquire high quality data in the MR environment.
All onboarding sessions will be delivered by an expert Brain Products Academy trainer so you can be sure of the high-quality training you have come to know and expect from us.
Don’t worry, your local distributor and our support teams are still available for you when getting started with your Brain Products equipment and software. Onboarding is an additional service for those who would like to take advantage of this new training offer.
2023 promises to be an exciting year for the Brain Products Academy and we can’t wait for you to join us online or in-person at our events.