Neuroinformatics is a research field concerned with the processing and organization of neuroscience data by the application of principles of computer science and state of the art software design methodologies.

Neuroinformatics provides generic and interoperable computational tools, mathematical models, and databases for Neurosciences.

Why Neuroinformatics?

With the diversity of the data generated in neuroscience, going from the genetic and molecular level to cognitive functions and the diversity of acquisition systems, the necessity of developing software tools, standards to describe the data and proper models appears crucial for a better integration of these heterogeneous data for further understanding the brain.

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What is INCF?

INCF is an international network of national nodes with neuroinformatics expertise and infrastructure to support collaboration throughout the global brain research community.  The mission of INCF is to accelerate advances in understanding and treating the brain through the development of neuroinformatics – applying the best practices of data science to challenges in basic and clinical brain research. The INCF network consists of

Governing Nodes:  Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Sweden

Associated Nodes: Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Poland,  United Kingdom, USA

Belgian News

Fractional diffusion in the glial scar

August 30, 2016

Implantation of electrodes in the brain induces a state of neuroinflammation, which is thought to be detrimental for the neurons surrounding the electrode. Mechanisms of this type of neuroinflammation are ...

GSOC 2016 Completed Sucessfully

August 30, 2016

Sumit Kumar Vohra completed successfully thee project Modular Machine Learning and Classification Toolbox for ImageJ  supported by the Google Summer of Code.  The code is accessible at the INCF repository at GitHub. Google Summer of Code ...

Belgian Node proposes a project in GSOC 2016

February 23, 2016

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. INCF applied as a mentoring organization in the Google Summer of Code ...
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