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About INCF

About INCF

The mission of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) is to develop, evaluate, and endorse standards and best practices that embrace the principles of Open, FAIR, and Citable neuroscience. INCF also provides training on how standards and best practices facilitate reproducibility and enables the publishing of the entirety of research output, including data and code.

Attendees at Neuroinformatics 2018 in Montreal, Canada.

The INCF network is composed of researchers, infrastructure providers, industry, and publishers from 18 countries spanning 4 continents committed to the development and implementation of standards and best practices that embrace the principles of Open, FAIR, and Citable neuroscience.

In the context of the INCF network, the term partner refers to the institutions, organizations, and projects that provide financial or scientific contributions that support the development of standards and best practices, as well as the promotion of neuroinformatics as a scientific discipline.

The INCF network serves as a forum for members of the national nodes to take stock of their efforts and resources to leverage and align these to maximize efficiency and increase the impact of their outputs, utilizing existing mechanisms where possible or creating new ones where necessary.

The INCF network functions through its 6 governing bodies, Special Interest Groups and a number of global collaborations. The network is supported with project management, outreach, meeting logistics, and coordination by the INCF Secretariat.

The INCF network welcomes researchers, developers, and infrastructure providers with an interest in neuroinformatics to join the network.

Learn more about INCF and our activities such as events and workshops, standards and best practices, working groups, projects, and tools.