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How we work

How we work

18 National Nodes

The role of the national nodes is to contribute to INCF’s federated, global neuroinformatics infrastructure through the development of tools, infrastructure, and expertise, as well as  provide training opportunities in neuroinformatics and promote neuroinformatics as a discipline within the national nodes.

Governing Councils

The 6 governing councils of the network, composed of representatives from the national nodes, represent the thought leadership of the INCF network and are responsible for setting the priorities of the network in terms of science, training, and infrastructure, as well as setting the strategic vision for the organization.

INCF Secretariat

Located at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden is the central office of INCF and is responsible for coordinating the scientific, training, and infrastructure activities of the network.

Special Interest Groups/Working Groups

SIGs are composed of users and developers from across the INCF network working collaboratively to develop, refine, and/or implement community standards. WGs represent short-term projects that aim to achieve a concrete deliverable.


The INCF network actively collaborates with other international large-scale projects aiming to advance and facilitate global brain research. These collaborations are typically coordinated on behalf of the network by the INCF Secretariat.