Tools and infrastructure portfolio
Together with our collaborators in the INCF Network, we develop and support products and services that facilitate neuroscience research. These tools solve problems such as lack of standards or limitations imposed by incompatibilities between commonly used tools.
Neurobot is a clinical study data management tool developed by International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF). Neurobot was developed based on the need of the researchers participating in CENTER-TBI, a large European project that aims to improve the care for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The aim of the tool is to easily search and find the study variables with the associated information and export the study data for further analysis.
Neurostars is a question and answering site hosted by INCF since 2014. The site is also a resource to the broader community, as the site generated over 918,000 page views in 2018. In 2019, we are continuing to grow the community by utilizing it in the INCF Google Summer of Code, as well as integrating it with the TrainingSpace and KnowledgeSpace initiatives.
TrainingSpace (TS) is an online hub that makes multimedia educational content from courses, conference lectures, and laboratory exercises from some of the world’s leading neuroscience institutes and societies more accessible to the global neuroscience community. TS provides users with study tracks for self-guided study, tutorials on tools and open science resources for neuroscience research, a Q&A forum, and access to publicly available datasets as well as links to literature references.
KnowledgeSpace is a community-based encyclopedia that links brain research concepts to data, models, and literature. It provides users with access to anatomy, gene expression, models, morphology, and physiology data from over 15 different neuroscience data/model repositories, such as Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Human Brain Project.