Our Mission

Computational models based on detailed neuroanatomical and electrophysiological data have been used for many years as an aid for understanding the function of the nervous system. NeuroML is an international, collaborative initiative to develop a language for describing detailed models of neural systems.




The aims of the NeuroML initiative are:
  • To create specifications for an XML-based language that describes the biophysics, anatomy and network architecture of neuronal systems at multiple scales,
  • To facilitate the exchange of complex neuronal models between researchers, allowing for greater transparency and accessibility of models,
  • To promote software tools which support NeuroML and support the development of new software and databases for neural modeling, and
  • To encourage researchers with models within the scope of NeuroML to exchange and publish their models in this format.
Introduction

The NeuroML project focuses on the development of an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) based description language that provides a common data format for defining and exchanging descriptions of neuronal cell and network models. The current approach in the project uses XML schemas to define the model specifications.

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News And Events
  • Open Source Brain Workshop - May 2014
    Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

    Building and sharing models of the cortex. This will be the second main meeting of the Open Source Brain initiative.

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  • Open Source Brain Hackathon - November 2013
    University College London

    The focus of this meeting was on open source multicompartmental, conductance based cortical cell & network models.

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