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How we work

How we work

24 member organizations

The role of the members is to contribute to INCF’s federated, global neuroinformatics infrastructure through the development of tools, infrastructure, and expertise, as well as provide training opportunities in neuroinformatics and promote neuroinformatics as a discipline within the member networks.

Governing Councils

The 6 governing councils of the network, composed of representatives from the national nodes, represent the thought leadership of the INCF network and are responsible for setting the priorities of the network in terms of science, training, and infrastructure, as well as setting the strategic vision for the organization.

INCF Secretariat

Located at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden is the central office of INCF and is responsible for coordinating the scientific, training, and infrastructure activities of the network.

Working Groups

Working Groups(WGs) are composed of users and developers from across the INCF network working collaboratively to develop, refine, and/or implement community standards. WGs represent short-term projects that aim to achieve a concrete deliverable. The WGs also serve as forums for getting agreement and community buy-in on the use of these standards and best practices. All community members are welcome to be WG members, regardless of their location in the world. INCF gives support with group communications, coordination between groups, and assistance with logistics and outreach.


The INCF network actively collaborates with other international large-scale projects aiming to advance and facilitate global brain research. These collaborations are typically coordinated on behalf of the network by the INCF Secretariat.