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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.