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NeuroML Tutorial

NeuroML Tutorial

Organizers: Padraig Gleeson and Ankur Sinha


Session 1
23 Aug 2021
    Time: : 11:00-15:00 EDT / 17:00-21:00 CEST

Session 2
26 Aug 2021
    Time: 09:00-13:00 CEST / 16:00-20:00 JST / 17:00-21:00 AEST
Target audience: Anyone who is already familiar with computational modeling, but is keen to standardise, share and collaboratively develop their models
Registration deadline: 19 August 2021
Register for this session: CLOSED
Maximum participants: N/A

About this tutorial
This tutorial is intended for members of the computational modeling interested in learning more about how NeuroML and its related technologies facilitates the standardization, sharing, and collaborative development of models. This tutorial will be offered twice during the Neuroinformatics Training Week: session 1 is targeted to participants residing in Europe, Africa, and the Americas while session 2 is targeted to participants residing in Asia and Australia.


Part 1: Introduction to NeuroML

  • Overview of NeuroML
  • Introduce the NeuroML toolchain
  • Introduce main documentation: 
  • Related technologies and initiatives

Part 2: Hands on demonstrations of building and using NeuroML models

  • Izhikevich neuron hands on tutorial
  • Spiking neuron network tutorial
  • Single compartment HH neuron tutorial
  • Multi compartmental HH neuron tutorial

About NeuroML
NeuroML, an INCF endorsed standard, is a simulator-independent, XML-based standardized model description language for computational neuroscience that provides a common data format for defining and exchanging descriptions of neuronal cell and network models. NeuroML focuses on models which are based on the biophysical and anatomical properties of real neurons, i.e. which include details of the detailed neuronal morphologies, the membrane conductances which underlie action potential generation and which are based on known anatomical connectivity. Learn more about NeuroML.