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The neuroscience information framework: a data and knowledge environment for neuroscience.

Neuroinformatics | Sep 12, 2008

With support from the Institutes and Centers forming the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, we have designed and implemented a new initiative for integrating access to and use of Web-based neuroscience resources: the Neuroscience Information Framework. The Framework arises from the expressed need of the neuroscience community for neuroinformatic tools and resources to aid scientific inquiry, builds upon prior development of neuroinformatics by the Human Brain Project and others, and directly derives from the Society for Neuroscience's Neuroscience Database Gateway. Partnered with the Society, its Neuroinformatics Committee, and volunteer consultant-collaborators, our multi-site consortium has developed: (1) a comprehensive, dynamic, inventory of Web-accessible neuroscience resources, (2) an extended and integrated terminology describing resources and contents, and (3) a framework accepting and aiding concept-based queries. Evolving instantiations of the Framework may be viewed at http://nif.nih.gov , http://neurogateway.org , and other sites as they come on line.

Pubmed ID: 18946742 RIS Download

Mesh terms: Academic Medical Centers | Access to Information | Animals | Computational Biology | Databases as Topic | Humans | Internet | Meta-Analysis as Topic | National Institutes of Health (U.S.) | Neurosciences | Software | United States

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Neuroscience Information Framework

Framework for identifying, locating, relating, accessing, integrating, and analyzing information from neuroscience research. Users can search for and add neuroscience-related resources at the NIF portal and receive and RRID to track and cite resources within scientific manuscripts.


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NIF Blog

Blog put out by the Neuroscience Information Framework covering a variety of neuroscience related topics including topics encountered by the Neuroscience Information Framework as a project.


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