enabling open and FAIR neuroscience

The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF; www.incf.org) 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 make neuroscience FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) by sharing and integrating 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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INCF 2021 Projects

  • Diptanshu Mittal
    A Django Platform for comparing scientific methods for analyzing neural time series analysis methods
    Time-series analysis is a broad, interdisciplinary field, and features for analyzing time-series datasets are ever-increasing. This has led to...
  • Pranav Mahajan
    A Python toolbox for computing high-order information in neuroimaging
    The functioning of complex systems (i.e. the brain, and many others) depends on the interaction between different units; crucially, the resulting...
  • Nga Tran
    Adding more functionality to AnalySim: a data sharing and analysis platform
    AnalySim is a data sharing platform similar to GitHub, but specialized for scientific projects. It seeks to simplify the analysis and visualization...
  • Shiven Tripathi
    Analyzing stimulus prediction capabilities of neurons: predictive information estimation methods
    To guide behaviour, it has been proposed that neurons eventually learn to predict future states of sensory inputs. The project mentors have worked in...
  • Anoushka Ramesh
    Building a Working Prototype of the AutSPACEs website
    AutSPACEs is a citizen science platform that aims to understand how sensory processing differences affect autistic people all around the world. It...
  • Steph Prince
    Conversion of public neurophysiology datasets to NeuroData Without Borders format
    Neuroscientists have begun to publicly share more and more datasets, however there are still barriers to making these datasets easily reusable by the...
  • kinshuk
    Decentralized storage of versioned BIDS datasets with IPFS, datalad and Ceramic
    The objective of this project is to build a pipeline for decentralized (IPFS) storage of BIDS-compliant neuroimaging data, with support for version...
  • Dinesh Sathia Raj
    Eye Tracking
    Eye tracking has many applications from driver safety to improved accessibility for people with disabilities. There exist expensive and bulky...
  • Aditya R Rudra
    Improving Test Coverage and Implementing CI/CD in BrainBox
    The idea of the project is to extend the coverage of tests in the BrainBox project and also implement Continuous Integration and Continuous...
  • Piyumal Demotte
    Input/Out Workflows for Active Segmentation Platform
    ImageJ is extensively used in major areas of biological and material sciences. Previously developed active segmentation platform as a plugin for...
  • Viet Hoang
    LORIS Codebase Maintenance and Automated Testing
    LORIS is an open source data platform that stores data important for numerous ongoing neuroscience projects. These data include brain scans, genetic...
  • Aditya Wagh
    Maxima Demo and Documentation Tool.
    The purpose of this project is to create functions which convert a wxMaxima worksheet to Texinfo. The functions to convert a worksheet will be...
  • Harsh Khilawala
    Measure the Quality of CerebUnit Validation Tests
    This Project is about quantifying the quality of the Validation Tests (CerebTests), a part of CerebUnit Ecosystem for validation tests which needs to...
  • David Romero Bascones
    Population-specific tractography bundle atlas creation
    Understanding the inner wiring of the human brain is one of the most long-pursued goals of neuroscientists. In this journey, diffusion MRI (dMRI) and...
  • Psyogi Soma
    Re-creating the Leech Heartbeat Network Model Tutorial using the Neuron Simulator in Python and NeuroML
    The Calabrese Lab 8-cell Leech Tutorial that is described by Hill et al 2001 has been a staple for teaching computational neuroscience at Emory...
  • Evgeniia Karunus
    SciUnit: integration with NetPyNE and other simulation environments
    (Neuro)scientific simulation environments: test-driven development?
  • Yorguin Mantilla Ramos
    SOVABIDS: A python package for the automatic conversion of MEG/EEG datasets that makes the most out of metadata
    BIDS is a standard for neuroimaging datasets that helps with data sharing and reusability; as a result it has been widely adopted by the community....
  • Ante Lojic Kapetanovic
    Support of the simulation-based inference with the model fitting toolbox
    Unlike traditional inverse identification tools that rely on gradient and gradient-free methods, simulation-based inference has been established as...
  • Svea Marie Meyer
    Times Series Classification of EEG Data with Sktime
    Electroencephalograms (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) are techniques for measuring, directly or indirectly, actual or relative changes in...
  • Ishan Vatsaraj
    TVB for Jupyter and Collaboratory
    Make TVB Visualization Tools compatible with Jupyter Notebooks and Google Colaboratory
  • Mainak Deb
    Upgrading DevoLearn
    DevoLearn is a python library that contains pre-trained Deep Learning models for the segmentation/analysis of microscopy images. It is specialized...