The UK Neuroinformatics Node
This is a network of UK researchers working in the emerging field of neuroinformatics. Formed in January 2008 as a successor to the UK Neuroinformatics Network, it organises a set of activities to strengthen and develop UK neuroinformatics.
The Node also acts as the UK hub of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF). This is an international body, currently subscribed to by 17 member countries. It has a programme of activities dealing with neuroinformatics issues that require coordination at an international level, such as: how to share data or models, store data long term, interlink current brain atlases, organise the best training for neuroinformatics.
Aims and Objectives of the Node
The Node is a forum for the UK neuroinformatics community. The Node provides a channel for discussion, a means for developing neuroinformatics, and a voice to represent the community in discussions with other scientific areas, commercial organisations, funding/governmental and international agencies.
1. To facilitate dialogue and promote awareness including:
interactions between neuroinformatics practitioners within the UK and between the UK and other countries;
participation in INCF activities that are appropriate for the UK;
stimulation of interest in UK neuroinformatics within other scientific, medical and commercial communities and within funding bodies and governmental agencies.
2. To stimulate new work involving neuroinformatics.
3. To support neuroinformatics education and training.
4. To play a leading role in UK's strategy in neuroinformatics.
5. To ensure sustainability of neuroinformatics resources.
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The Node is funded by MRC, EPSRC and BBSRC.