What we do
INCF develops and maintains database and computational infrastructure for neuroscientists. Software tools and standards for the international neuroinformatics community are being developed through the INCF Programs, which address infrastructural issues of high importance to the neuroscience community.
INCF collects and makes available neuroinformatics tools in the INCF Software Center, where anyone can upload documentation, executables and related files; track use of their software; create a wiki; and establish development teams.
INCF arranges Scientific Workshops as well as Nodes Workshops. Scientific Workshops focus on select topics, such as technical issues related to neuroscience databasing, tool development, and modeling of the nervous system. Nodes Workshops provide an opportunity forum for representatives of all the INCF National Nodes to discuss joint activities, collaborations, and allows INCF to update its members on the scientific programs and other developments.
INCF organizes an annual Neuroinformatics Congress, which is held in one of the member countries and provides an international venue for interactions across academic domains.
Neuroinformatics poses a specific challenge for training, as this variety of knowledge and research cultures is only rarely combined in one single place and often falls between traditional academic departments. The mission of the recently formed Training Committee is to plan, evaluate, validate and decide on training-related issues within INCF.