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, and to advance training in the field. A larger objective of INCF is to advance data reuse and reproducibility in brain research, by coordinating the development of Open, FAIR, and Citable tools and resources for neuroscience.

The global INCF community provides coordination of global neuroscience infrastructure through the development and endorsement of consensus-based standards and best practices and trains scientists, administrators, and students in using neuroinformatics tools and methods. We are developing a training platform and building the community to support it and its student communities.

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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INCF 2019 Projects

  • Monica Yao
    "Future-Proofing" Tedana
    For tedana to expand, more extensive test cases are needed. A new contributor could have introduced an unknown bug into the codebase, but without...
  • Emily Thomas
    16.4 Open Data for OpenWorm
    OpenWorm is an attempt to build a biophysical simulation of the model organism C. elegans via assimilation of published data from a range of sources....
  • Mrinal Wahal
    Continuous Integration of Research Data
    A GIN micro-service which allows the users to design efficient workflows for their work - probably by automating Snakemake, and build the workflows...
  • Ajay Subramanian
    Deep Learning in Spiking Neural Networks using GeNN
    Building a library that enables conversion of Tensorflow deep neural network models to corresponding Spiking Neural Network architectures, with...
  • Leevi Kerkelä
    Implementing automatic white matter parcellation in Nighres
    Nighres is an open-source Python package that enables high-resolution neuroimaging data to be easily and efficiently processed. Diffusion MRI is an...
  • Alexandra Livadas
    Improve LORIS Automated Testing
    LORIS, or Longitudinal Online Research and Imaging System, is a research data platform ( for neuroscience studies. It is a...
  • Lakshya A Agrawal
    Maxima to Python Translator
    Maxima is a computer algebra system, which has been growing for the past 40 years. However, given the growing use of Python in Neuroscience, under...
  • Aleksandra Teska
    Model Fitting
    Brian 2 is the new version of Brian software. In 2010 the ModelFitting toolbox was developed for the original version...
  • Stefan Dvoretskii
    Modeling Neural Development with Braitenberg Vehicles
    This project is about building an embodied cognitive simulation, i.e. that in which robots we call vehicles have a body and a simple "mind",...
  • Ruslan Yermakov
    Producing publication-ready brain network analysis results and visualisations from the command line
    Many scientists around the world perform structural network analyses on the MRI data during neuroscience experiments or studies. Scona was designed...
  • Jaideep Seth
    Project 16.1: P2P File Sharing framework for PyOpenWorm.
    The PyOpenWorm data management tool aids in creating, storing, and sharing information about Caenorhabditis elegans and about the evidence...
  • Simone L.
    Project: 4.3 The Virtual Brain (TVB) Demo Packages for clinical case studies reports
    The project is to provide a set of demo packages, including sample python code and user-friendly webpages to clinical researchers for the...
  • Hou Chen
    Running FindSim experiments on cloud servers
    The project is about implementing the computing extensive FindSim program on a cloud server and building communication between the web server and the...
  • Vinay Varma Nadimpalli
    Semantic Image Processing for Developmental Data Science.
    ImageJ is an OpenSource image processing tool written in Java which has been extremely helpful in the analysis of scientific images especially...
  • Shinjan Mitra
    Simulating bob_robotics models using Gazebo
    Brains on Board ( is an inter-university project with the aim of developing an autonomous flying robot with the learning...
  • Nakul Bharti
    Visualize a large Connectome in 3D using HTML5
    Data visualization plays a crucial role in TVB's neuroinformatics platform, and a Structural Connectivity (connectome) is a core datatype, modelling...
  • Yijie Huang
    Web-based GUI for deep learning continuous workflows
    This project is a continuous work for the GSoC2018 Dynamic Signal Processing Workflow Designer. The previous existing project is a Web-based GUI to...