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Electrophysiology Stimulation Ontology Working Group


Chair: Tom Gillespie, UCSD

Contact: to request more information about the prospective ontology or to join the working group

Tom Gillespie, UCSD
Lydia Ng, Allen Institute
Pamela Baker, Allen Institute
Patrick Rey, Allen Institute
Andrew Davison, CNRS
Glynis Mattheisen, CNRS
Oliver Ruebel, LBL
Ben Dichter, LBL
Ulrike Schlegel, University of Oslo
Lyuba Zehl, Research Center Jülich
Mathew Abrams, INCF Secretariat

Meeting schedule: This Working Group has bimonthly virtual meetings. 


The aim of this working group is to develop a small, well-scoped ontology for describing electrophysiology stimulation parameters. The working group is composed of representatives from the INCF network, Human Brain Project (HBP), Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) Core Development Team, and Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC). 

The prospective ontology aims to address the following use cases:

  • Findability and search:
    • Controlled vocabulary for curation, annotation
    • Annotate datasets, data files
    • Annotate stimulations
  • High level experimental cell types
  • Simplify analysis code
  • Drive simulation code
  • Populate GUI selection dialogues
  • Portable representation for sharing and recombining stimulation parameters
  • Visualize traces