The Bernstein Center Freiburg

Informal Bernstein Seminar
Thomas Wachtler
Scientific Director
German Neuroinformatics Node
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Development of tools for data analysis and data sharing at the German Neuroinformatics Node

Friday, May 15th, 2009
10:00 h sharp
Library, first floor
BCCN Building
Hansastr. 9a
The German National Node of the INCF, G-Node (, has been established to facilitate interaction and collaboration between experimental and theoretical neuroscientists, both nationally and internationally, with a focus on cellular and systems neuroscience. G-Node is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and is an integral part of the Bernstein Network for Computational Neuroscience ( G-Node engages in the development of tools for data analysis and data exchange, with the goal to establish an integrated platform for the sharing of analysis tools and data. G-Node collaborates with individual researchers as well as with other INCF National Nodes, the INCF Secretariat, and other neuroinformatics/e-science initiatives.

To facilitate data access, G-Node develops a tool for importing and exporting commonly used data formats and contributes to establishing a unified data format. In addition, G-Node supports scientists developing metadata management tools. G-Node offers support for data analysis by collaborating with researchers in the development of analysis software and by establishing an analysis tool repository. To support data sharing, G-Node will provide a data base for long-term storage, management, and analysis of neurophysiological data. Finally, G-Node has established a teaching program to offer training in advanced data analysis, computer science, and neuroinformatics.
The talk is open to the public. Guests are cordially invited!