[Comp-neuro] CRCNS.ORG: New datasharing website for computational neuroscience

Fritz Sommer fsommer at berkeley.edu
Fri Apr 4 02:04:44 CEST 2008


The new website
is available for sharing resources for computational neuroscience,  
such as high-quality experimental data sets, analytical tools and  
models. Currently, the website hosts resources whose preparation have  
been supported by a new funding track in the joint NSF/NIH program  
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience.

The resources currently available are electrophysiology data from  
hippocampus, visual and auditory cortices, avian auditory structures,  
as well as recordings of human eye movements during movie watching.   
Each resource is documented by a summary page and more detailed  
documentation written by the resource contributor.  Individual  
discussion forums for each resource enable the interaction and  
collaboration between people interested in a particular data set.  
Every CRCNS funding cycle new resources will be added.

The history, motives and goals of this data sharing initiative are  
described in the article: "Data sharing for computational  
neuroscience" by J. L. Teeters, K. D. Harris, K. J. Millman, B. A.  
Olshausen, and F. T. Sommer (Neuroinformatics, 2008)

The website has been built and is maintained by the Sommer lab in the  
Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at UC Berkeley. Funding  
for this effort is provided by the NSF. Any feedback or suggestions  
on how to improve this website is gladly appreciated.

Jeff Teeters, Fritz Sommer

Friedrich T. Sommer, Ph.D., Associate Adjunct Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience & HWNI
3210F Tolman Hall MC 3192
Berkeley, CA 94720
phone (510) 642-7251
fax (510) 642-7206

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