Represent national node efforts to coordinate/develop national neuroscience infrastructures, promote neuroinformatics within the national node, and train researchers on how neuroinformatics approaches and methods.
Neuroinformatics Platforms (Japan)
The Neuroinformatics platforms is a pan-Japanese effort, coordinated by the INCF Japan Node, that resulted in the development of 16 neuroinformatics platforms for the INCF network that are publicly available to the neuroscience community-at-large.
Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF; USA)
NIF is an initiative of the NIH Blueprint Consortium, which brings together 16 NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices that support neuroscience research into a collaborative framework to coordinate their ongoing efforts and to plan new cross-cutting initiatives. NIF maintains the largest searchable collection of neuroscience data, the largest catalog of biomedical resources, and the largest ontology for neuroscience on the web.
Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP; Canda)
The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) aims to bring together many of the country’s leading scientists in basic and clinical neuroscience to form an interactive network of collaborations in brain research, interdisciplinary student training, international partnerships, clinical translation and open publishing.
Represents an example of how individuals or laboratories in one Node can collaborate with individuals or laboratories from multiple nodes with a similar interest to leverage expertise and resources to work towards developing a deliverable that is beyond the scope of a single individual or laboratory.
Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS; Canada, France, Germany, UK, USA)
BIDS (Brain Imaging Data Structure) was developed to give the community a simple and easy to adopt way of organizing neuroimaging and behavioral data.
NeuroImaging Data Model (NIDM; Canda, France, UK, USA)
The NeuroImaging Data Model (NIDM) was created to expand upon the initial development of XCEDE, introducing a domain-specific extension of PROV using semantic web technologies and the resource description framework (RDF).
Neuroimaging Quality Control (niQC; Canada, USA)
Neuroimaging Quality Control (niQC) working groups aims to develop standards and best practices for quality control of neuroimaging data, including standardized protocols, easy to use tools and comprehensive manuals
INCF network and large-scale brain project collaborations
Represents an example of a INCF network-wide collaboration with other large-scale brain projects. These collaborations are typically coordinated by the INCF Secretariat on behalf of the participating members of national nodes and/or working groups.
A joint development between HBP, INCF, and NIF. KnowledgeSpace aims to be a globally-used, community-based, data-driven encyclopedia for neuroscience that links brain research concepts to data, models, and the literature that support them. KnowledgeSpace is a framework that links HBP data and data from some of the world’s leading neuroscience repositories to general descriptions of neuroscience concepts found in wikipedia with more detailed content from NeuroLex. It then integrates the content from those two sources with the latest neuroscience citations found in PubMed.
An online hub that makes neuroscience educational materials more accessible to the global neuroscience community developed in collaboration with INCF, HBP, SfN, FENS, IBRO, IEEE Brain, BD2K, and iNeuro Initiative.
Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in Traumatic Brain Injury (CENTER-TBI)
Project aims to better characterize TBI and identify the most effective clinical interventions, link patient profiles with effectiveness of treatments (toward “precision medicine”), and improve outcomes via comparative-effectiveness studies. The project has collected an unprecedented scale of data from 65 participating centers across 20 European countries, with data about 5400 patients being collected in the core study and 22760 in the Registry. INCF's role in the project has been to develop a data/informatics platform, internationalization of the Common Data Elements, implement appropriate standards developed by the INCF network, and facilitation of novel analytical methods.