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Neuroinformatics

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 37452

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-LIFESCIHEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 500 000

  • EU contribution

    € 500 000

Coordinated by:

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

Objective

Neuroinformatics (NI) is a new research field devoted to the development of neuroscience data and knowledge base together with computational models and analytical tools for the sharing, integration, and analysis of experimental data and the advancements of theories of neural function. To develop this area a new 'International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility' (INCF) has been instigated through Global Science Forum within OECD. It was formed on Aug 1st, 2005 currently with 7 EU countries, Japan, Switzerland and the US as member states, but more countries are likely to join. INCF will have a secretariat consisting of an executive director, two associate directors and a staff of seven including programmers. The secretariat salaries and operation costs will be covered by contributions of each member state as specified in the understanding signed by each state. Within this SSA, the purpose is to grant support for an initiative to coordinate NI in a global perspective, which is the explicit goal of INCF. The objective of this proposal is to promote the INCF objectives by (1) organizing small workshops (5-15 experts) in different NI areas to be implemented. This can be databases concerned with a particular disease or neural function. The workshops will be held at the INCF secretariat. (2) Make an inventory of all NI resources available in Europe (scientific environments, training activities at PhD and postdoctoral level, different national or international funding schemes). (3) Analyse the most effective strategy to implement INCF objectives and promote an effective interaction with the national nodes. Each member state has agreed to make a national node to further the objectives of INCF. (4) Analyse the most efficient way to develop NI training programs both for students with a basic training in the IT area, and for those with a neuroscience training that need to develop NI skills to model e.g. a neural function at any level from the molecular to the behavioural'.

Coordinator

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Address

Nobels VÄG 5
Stockholm

Sweden

Participants (1)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 37452

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-LIFESCIHEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 500 000

  • EU contribution

    € 500 000

Coordinated by:

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden