The Institute’s mission is deeply rooted in its long history of excellence in basic scientific research, but it must be periodically revised in response to dynamically changing environment of scientific research and its economical and societal implications. Therefore at the beginning of the 21st century, termed by some “the age of biology”, the Institute’s mission and development strategy must be reevaluated.
NeuroImaging Tools & Resources Collaboratory is an award-winning free web-based resource that offers comprehensive information on an ever expanding scope of neuroinformatics software and data. Since debuting in 2007, NITRC has helped the neuroscience community make further discoveries using software and data produced from research that used to end up lost or disregarded. NITRC also provides free access to data and enables pay-per-use cloud-based access to unlimited computing power, enabling worldwide scientific collaboration with minimal startup and cost.
ModECI (Model Exchange and Convergence Initiative) is a multi-investigator collaboration that aims to develop a standardized format for exchanging computational models across diverse software platforms and domains of scientific research and technology development.
Sage Bionetworks is a nonprofit health research organization that was founded in Seattle in 2009. We use open practices that increase the reliability of scientific claims to speed the translation of science to medicine. We support responsible data sharing, objective evaluation of methods and results across researchers, and the empowerment of participants to be active partners in research.
DataJoint is the principal developer of the DataJoint® software framework and associated resources for shared scientific databases and computational data pipelines. The company’s mission is to enable scientific research teams to solve the most complex problems in their fields by bringing scientific rigor and clarity to big data and computations. While these solutions are applicable to other domains, the company focuses on supporting research in neuroscience and artificial intelligence.
The Neurobiology Research Unit (NRU) at Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet in Denmark conducts translational neuroscience research with the aim to promote preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic advances. We make use of neuropsychological and behavioral assessments combined with MRI, PET, SPECT and EEG in humans to investigate basic neurobiological mechanisms in the healthy brain and brain disorders, as well as neuropharmacological effects on the brain. Advanced image processing and statistical methods are applied to our data.
The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) brings together world-leading neuroscientists to generate theories about how neural circuits in the brain give rise to the fundamental processes underpinning behaviour, including perception, memory, expectation, decisions, cognition, volition and action. Funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Wellcome, SWC is located within UCL's School of Life and Medical Sciences and is closely associated with the Faculties of Life Sciences and Brain Sciences.
The main scientific goal at NeuroPSI is to understand the nature and logic of the neural circuits that govern the behavior of animals as they interact with their environment. We use various animal models and combine experimental and theoretical approaches to understand how different types of neural architectures can perform brain tasks.
Addgene is a US-based nonprofit plasmid repository. Addgene’s mission is to accelerate research and discovery by improving access to useful research materials and information. Addgene facilitates the sharing of high-quality scientific materials, research reproducibility, and open science by archiving and distributing DNA-based research reagents and associated data to scientists worldwide. Addgene’s repository includes special collections on CRISPR, fluorescent proteins, viral plasmids, and more.
The NIH Common Fund’s Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program supports a consortium of international researchers working to accelerate development of therapeutic devices and identification of neural targets for bioelectronic medicine--modulating electrical activity in nerves to help treat diseases and conditions by precisely adjusting organ function.