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Tools and Resources

Here, you will find our current collection of tool and software tutorials and resources for neuroscience research

Links: Tools and Resources

Neurostars is a question and answering site hosted by INCF since 2014. The site is also a resource to the broader community, as the site generated over 918,000 page views in 2018. In 2019, we are continuing to grow the community by utilizing it in the INCF Google Summer of Code, as well as integrating it with the TrainingSpace and KnowledgeSpace initiatives. Neurostars is one of the largest neuroscience Q & A forums in the world covering a wide range of neuroscience related disciplines. The forum assists neuroscience researchers to troubleshoot issues with the developers and providers of some of the world’s leading neuroscience software and infrastructure.Visit Neurostars

KnowledgeSpace (KS is a joint development between the Human Brain Project (HBP), the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), and the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) that aims to create a globally-used, data-driven encyclopedia and search engine for the neuroscience community. Descriptions of neuroscience research concepts, publicly available datasets, publications, and much more can be discovered across multiple resources through KnowledgeSpace. All content is curated and accessible from a search interface where users can perform a simple keyword search or a search based on the curated concepts.  
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Hitchhiker's Guide to Using Cloud-Based Resources for Neuroimaging Research

An informational guide for investigators and administrators in the field at different levels of experience for understanding, accessing and successfully using cloud-based tools in support of neuroscience research, using neuroimaging as an example.

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OpenNeuro is a free and open platform for analyzing and sharing neuroimaging data. Visit OpenNeuro

NITRC is a free one-stop-shop collaboratory for science researchers that need resources such as neuroimaging analysis software, publicly available data sets, or computing power. NITRC provides free access to data and enables pay-per-use cloud-based access to unlimited computing power, enabling worldwide scientific collaboration with minimal startup and cost. With NITRC and its components—the Resources Registry (NITRC-R), Image Repository (NITRC-IR), and Computational Environment (NITRC-CE)—a researcher can obtain pilot or proof-of-concept data to validate a hypothesis for a few dollars. NITRC scientific focus includes: PET/SPECT, CT, EEG/MEG, optical imaging, clinical neuroinformatics, computational neuroscience, and imaging genomics software tools, data, and computational resources. Visit NITRC

Open Source Brain (OSB) is a resource for sharing and collaboratively developing computational models of neural systems. OSB will provide advanced facilities to analyse, visualise and transform models in these formats, and to connect researchers interested in models of specific neurons, brain regions and disease states. Visit Open Source Brain