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    The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), together with its 17 member countries, coordinates collaborative informatics infrastructure for neuroscience and manages scientific programs to develop standards for data sharing, analysis, modeling and simulation in order to catalyze insights into brain function in health and disease. INCF is an international organization launched in 2005, following a proposal from the Global Science Forum of the OECD to establish international coordination and collaborative informatics infrastructure for neuroscience. INCF is hosted by Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Institute of Technology, and the Secretariat is located on the Karolinska Institute Campus in Solna. INCF currently has 17 member countries across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Each member country establishes an INCF National Node to further the development of Neuroinformatics and to interface with the INCF Secretariat. The mission of INCF is to share and integrate neuroscience data and knowledge worldwide, with the aim to catalyze insights into brain function in health and disease.

    To fulfill this mission, INCF establishes and operates scientific programs to develop standards for neuroscience data sharing, analysis, modeling and simulation. Currently there are 4 program areas: Digital Brain Atlasing; Ontologies for Neural Structures, Multi-scale modeling, and Standards for Data Sharing. More than 180 leading international researchers are involved in the programs.

    More information at www.incf.org

    Member countries:
    Belgium
    Czech Republic
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    India
    Italy
    Japan
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Poland
    Republic of Korea
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    UK
    USA
    Victoria, Australia
     
     

    Contact:
    Prof. Sean Hill, Executive Director
    INCF Secretariat
    Karolinska Institutet
    Nobels väg 15 A
    SE-171
    sean.hill@incf.org
    +46 8 524 87092

     

    The work performed in collaboration with INCF was concluded in March 2015.