Neuroinformatics activities in INCF's booth #4112 and at SfN in general - demos, socials and satellites
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The Society for Neuroscience annual meeting is one of the biggest conferences for our community - this year will be our 10th anniversary of having an INCF presence! To celebrate this we’re giving out a special edition t-shirt, so stop by the INCF booth (#4112) and pick one up! This SfN also marks the pilot release of KnowledgeSpace, a community encyclopedia developed by us, NIF, BBP and HBP. It will be demoed in the NIF booth (#4115) just across the aisle, so make sure to visit them as well, and our other fellow neuroinformatics exhibitors listed below.

Are you working on an interesting project, or maybe looking for new collaborators? Looking for seed funding or a travel grant? Come by and talk to us, and bring a colleague! Staff onsite are Mathew Abrams, Malin Sandström, Chris Fitzpatrick, Ylva Lillberg, and Helena Ledmyr.

As usual we host demos of neuroinformatics tools in the booth, Sunday through Tuesday.

Join us at the SfN-sponsored neuroinformatics social, chaired by Giorgio Ascoli, on Sunday, November 13, and on Monday, November 14, at 8pm we are co-hosting the INCF US Node social together with NIF, SciCrunch, and GigaScience at the Tipsy Crow. INCF Secretariat staff are also giving talks on science communication at a UCSD event on Sunday evening, and on neuroinformatics training at the “Teaching neuroscience with big data” workshop on Monday morning!


Details for all of these activities can be found below.

We are looking forward to seeing you at SfN!

Live demos in INCF booth #4112 at SfN in San Diego

Abstracts for these demos will be available in the booth and on our website:

Sunday Nov 13

NeuroExpresso and NeuroElectro: cell-type specific databases for gene expression and neuron electrophysiology (S. Tripathy, O. Mancarci, L. Toker, P. Pavlidis)

Spatial integration of vectorial and associated image data.
(P. Varsanyi, P. Gombkoto, J. Reep and L. Zaborszky)

OpenWorm: Pivoting open science from infrastructure to discovery.
(S. Larson)

NeuronUnit: data-driven model validation for computational neuroscience
(R. C. Gerkin, J. Birgiolas, R. Jarvis, K. Dai, S. Crook)

Monday Nov 14

SenseLab: discovering neuronal interactions, models and properties by browsing microcircuits in multiple spatial scales (L. N. Marenco, R. Wang, R. A. McDougal, F. Cavarretta, M. Surles-Zeigler, T. M. Morse, M. Migliore, N. T. Carnevale, M. L. Hines, P. Miller, G. M. Shepherd)

Hands-on interactive live demos of NeuroMorpho.Org and
(R. Armananzas, G. A. Ascoli, D. W. Wheeler)

Construction of the Marmoset Brain Map in Brain/MINDS (Brain/MINDS Database Council, RIKEN BSI)

J-Node Neuroinformatics Platforms: I Translational medicine and recent innovations, II Mouse Phenotype Database (S. Kakei, K. Takao, Y. Morii)

Tuesday Nov 15

The Virtual Brain PSE: Advances in Parameter Exploration Viewer for full human brain simulations
(D. Bayly, L. Domide)

Neuronify: An educational app for simulation of neural circuits
(S.A. Dragly, M. Hobbi Mobarhan, A. V. Solbrå, S. Tennøe, H. P. Langtangen, A. Malthe-Sørenssen, M. Fyhn, T. Hafting, G. T. Einevoll)

Data management and data sharing made easy - tools and infrastructure
(C. Kellner, A. Stoewer, M. Sonntag, A. Koutsou, A. Sobolev, C. Garbers, J. Grewe, T. Wachtler)

Waxholm Space (J. Gee)

Wednesday Nov 16 we will host community demos of work done at the
Nov 10-12 Brainhack LA, see
Contact for more information

Scroll down for SfN neuroinformatics events overview 

Launch of community encyclopedia KnowledgeSpace

KnowledgeSpace is a community encyclopedia in development, linking brain research concepts to data, models, and literature. The pilot is developed by INCF, NIF, BBP and HBP. It is an open project and we welcome participation and contributions from members of the global research community. If you want to be involved, come talk to us or send an email to

SfN 2016 marks the first official release of KnowledgeSpace! Your feedback is welcome. Live demos of the pilot version will be available in the NIF booth #4115 all exhibit days, 9am-5pm.

Neuroinformatics exhibitors at SfN

Allen Institute for Brain Science #402
The Virtual Brain #3916
Brain Observatory #3919
International Neural Networks Society #3928
Human Brain Project #3929
Brain Architecture Project #4005
Neuroscience in Germany #4017
DataLad #4113
NIF #4115
NeuroData #4126
2016 Brainhack LA
Big Data Tools for Connectomics
Los Angeles, CA
November 10 - 12, 2016

Neuroinformatics events at SfN

Nov 11
Course: Data Science and Data Skills for Neuroscientists
8:30 am–6 pm
Location: SDCC 6C!/4071/session/790

Course: Record Keeping and Data Management for High-Quality Science
1 pm–5:30 pm
Location: SDCC 11B!/4071/session/791

Course: Using NEURON to Model Cells and Networks
9 am–5 pm
Location: TBA!/4071/session/1311

Symposium: Human Brain Project
Collaborative Neuroscience and Enabling Infrastructure

1 pm - 5 pm
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Nov 12
Workshop: Using the Neuroscience Gateway Portal (NSG)
for Parallel Simulations

9 am - 12 pm
Location: TBA, downtown San Diego

Nov 13
Social: Neuroinformatics (SfN-sponsored)
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina: Grand Ballroom 13!/4071/session/1271

Nov 14
Minisymposium: Human Brain Development and Maturation: Animal Brain Mapping, Human Brain Imaging, and Computer Simulation
8:30 am - 11 am
Location:  SDCC 28A!/4071/session/30

Session: Teaching Neuroscience With Big Data
9 am–11 am
Location: SDCC 31C!/4071/session/839

Social: INCF US Node Neuroinformatics Social
8 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Tipsy Crow

Reception: BRAIN Initiative "TAD Talks": Technology Accelerating Discovery
6:30pm - 9pm
Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom AE

Reception: Open Ephys Meeting
6:30pm - 8pm
Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego Ballroom A!/4071/session/1393

Nov 15
Social: Computational Neuroscience (SfN-Sponsored)
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina: Grand Ballroom 8!/4071/session/229
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