Advancing global collaborative brain research

The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF; is an international organization launched in 2005, following a proposal from the Global Science Forum of the OECD. INCF was established to facilitate and promote the sharing of data and computing resources in the international neuroscience community. A larger objective of INCF is to help develop scalable, portable, and extensible applications that can be used by neuroscience laboratories worldwide.

The mission of INCF is to share and integrate neuroscience data and knowledge worldwide. We foster scientific community collaboration to develop standards for data sharing, analysis, modeling and simulation in order to catalyze insights into brain function in health and disease.

INCF activities are open to all who can contribute to neuroinformatics at the international level. We have a global community of neuroscience researchers working on new and improved tools for all of neuroscience – enabling other researchers to make more and faster discoveries, and improving our understanding of the brain.

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  • c/c++
  • javascript
  • cuda
  • xml


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INCF 2018 Projects

  • Xiangxiu Meng
    2.3 Monitor Sensors signal in 2D and 3D
    The project is about refactoring the current dual brain activity visualiser's 2D plots and adding new visual components to its 3D part to display...
  • Anton Komissarov
    A PyNN interface to GeNN
    PyNN is a project written in python that aims at interfacing a handful of neural network simulators. A unified high level interface means that a...
  • Afonso Pinto
    Add support for Neurodata Without Borders 2.0 to Geppetto
    The release of a new NWB version makes it necessary the reintegration of this format into the awesome open-source in-browser neuroscientific...
  • Alona Sakhnenko
    Building a Neural Network Animation tool using Python and Blender
    The aim of the project is to design and develop a software that converts description files of neural networks (e.g. NineML, NeuroML, SpineML) into a...
  • madhur.tandon
    Building a portable open pipeline to detect the hemodynamic response function at rest
    Most of the currently used data is task-based fMRI data i.e. the data acquired when the subject performs an explicit task (such as finger-tapping)....
  • Laura Bilicz
    Building high-resolution 3D models of brain vasculature
    In this project, we seek to develop 3D meshing and visualization techniques that are better adapted to the complexity of vascular structures.
  • Sam
    Contextual Geometric Representations of Cultural Behavior
    The goal of this project is to create a platform that allows the user to run simulations with Contextual Geometric Structures. This model allows for...
    Contextual Geometric Representations of Cultural Behavior
    The project is about turning a set of mathematical models based on the paper “Contextual Geometric Structures: modeling the fundamental components of...
  • Joey Pinto
    Dynamic Signal Processing Workflow Designer
    INCF is using EEG event-related potential signal processing and machine learning methods for building assistive systems for motor impaired people....
  • Patrick Park
    Easy BIDS: Starter Kit for Brain Imaging Data Structure
    Neuroimaging scans can be costly in both time and money to acquire. This creates a barrier for many underfunded researchers without access to the...
  • Jessica Dafflon
    Implementation of Two Neural Mass Models on the Open Source Brain Platform
    Different computational models have been developed in neuroscience to simulate neural systems, however, these models often use different programming...
  • kapilkd13
    Importing NeuroML morphologies into Brian
    Brian is a free, open source simulator for spiking neural networks. It is written in the Python programming language and is available on multiple...
  • getsanjeev
    Modular Machine Learning and Classification Toolbox for ImageJ
    ACTIVE SEGMENTATION is an ImageJ plugin that provides a general-purpose environment that allows biologists and other domain experts to use...
  • Wazeer Zulfikar
    MRI Defacing Detector
    In the global community for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) related research, datasets are often shared publicly due to its expensive acquisition...
  • pyc0d3r
    Packaging the virtual brain for the modern world
    This project is about packaging of the the virtual brain(tvb) to the scientific community, using the most used scientific software distributors such...
  • Arnab Banerjee
    Physics-based XML Model building for mosaic embryogenesis of Caenorhabditis elegans
    The Openworm foundation is building the world's first digital organism.(a worm matrix!) The DevoWorm project(under Openworm) is building a...