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Congratulations to the winners of the Second NA-MIC Tutorial Contest


Slicer3 is now being used to perform meaningful research tasks. As part of the NA-MIC Training Core activities we are building a curated portfolio of tutorials for the basic functions and functionality available in Slicer. Examples for such existing tutorials are the level 1 and 2 courses in the training compendium.

Tutorial Contest Goal

The primary purpose of this contest is to enrich the training materials that are available to end-users and developers using 3D Slicer and the NA-MIC kit. We believe contestants will be motivated to participate to enhance the dissemination of their own algorithms that they have incorporated into the Slicer3 platform and/or to enhance training of Slicer3 functionality for their own laboratory groups.

There will be two categories:

  1. END TO END SOLUTION TUTORIAL: In this category, the tutorial will teach a user how to solve a particular clinical problem using the NA-MIC Kit. Entries into this category will require at least:
  2. ALGORITHM TUTORIAL: In this category the tutorial will teach a user how to make an algorithm work on their data. Entries into this category will require at least:
    • materials about the scientific and application background of the algorithm(s) and their use in the Slicer environment
    • step-by-step guides, and
    • at least two different sample data sets from two different institutions
    • Example: Non-human Primates Segmentation Tutorial


A basic template has been used for all of the tutorials. The same design should be used for the contest. It can be found here: Template

  • Note: The examples above predate the template.


  • Tutorial must be based on a snapshot or release of Slicer 3
  • Tutorial must follow the guidelines specified above
  • If applicable, provide clear directions for downloading and installing additional modules
  • The tutorial and all of its components (data, powerpoints/pdfs, additional modules etc.) must be released under the Slicer license
  • Applicants must agree to work with the NA-MIC Training and Dissemination Cores to curate their submission (we will test it on each of the available platforms and for usability and work with you to smooth any issues after the contest).


  • Presentation: all tutorials will be presented by the authors on Thursday, June 25th 9-11am during the Project Week. Each tutorial presentation should be 10 minutes long.
  • Decisions announced: Friday June 26, 2009, 10 am