Neuroinformatics 2014: Open collaboration in computational neuroscience

Neuroinformatics 2014: Open collaboration in computational neuroscience#

A workshop at Neuroinformatics 2014

Wednesday 27th August 2014, Leiden, Netherlands

Neuroscience has traditionally been a discipline where isolated labs have produced their own experimental data and created their own models to interpret their findings. However, it is becoming clear that no one lab can create cell and network models rich enough to address all the relevant biological questions, or to generate and analyse all the data required to inform, constrain, and test these models. The success of the open source software development movement suggests that both model building and data collection/curation would be greatly enhanced by public, collaborative efforts to solve these problems. This workshop highlighted several examples of such efforts taking place in neuroinformatics, and presented open tools and resources that can be instrumental in facilitating further efforts.

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Angus Silver

Introduction to the workshop


Stephen Larson

Open Worm: A community developed in silico model of C. Elegans


Padraig Gleeson

The Open Source Brain Initiative, enabling collaborative model development in computational neuroscience


Shreejoy Tripathy

NeuroElectro: A window to the world’s neurophysiology data


Rick Gerkin

Data-driven validation of neuroscience models


Aurel A. Lazar

Neurokernel: Emulating the drosophila brain on multiple GPUs