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.
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. TrainingSpace currently contains courses covering the subspecialisms of neuroscience and neuroinformatics, as well as computer science, data science, and ethics. 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 (KS) is a joint development between the Human Brain Project (HBP), the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), and the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) that aims to create a globally-used, data-driven encyclopedia and search engine for the neuroscience community. Descriptions of neuroscience research concepts, publicly available datasets, publications, and much more can be discovered across multiple resources through KnowledgeSpace. All content is curated and accessible from a search interface where users can perform a simple keyword search or a search based on the curated concepts.
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 Q&A forum that serves the INCF network and the global neuroscience community as a platform for knowledge exchange between neuroscience researchers at all levels of expertise, software developers, and infrastructure providers. Neurostars has been adopted by several other large neuroscience initiatives such as the Neuromatch Academy, Neuro Hackademy, and the Organization for Computational Neuroscience (OCNS).