Databasing the brain

Workshop - Oslo, June 25 – 27, 2006


TUESDAY June 27:

08.30 – 10.00 Systems to whole brain

Chair: Gary Egan

  • John D. Van Horn: The fMRI Data Center: harvesting, describing, and exploring the elements of cognitive neuroimaging
  • Anders Dale: New methods for MRI acquisition and analysis for multi-site imaging studies
  • Karl Zilles: Multimodal definitions of cortical areas and areal borders as reference space for brain databases
  • Per Roland: Database generator

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 – 11.30 Panels 2 and 3

11.45 – 12.45 The future

Chair: Shiro Usui

  • Shankar Subramaniam: Requirements for interoperable databases
  • Daniel Gardner: Towards the Neuroscience Information Framework: Terminology enabling interoperability
  • Barbara Goldman: Recognizing the problem is half the battle: Neuroinformatics initiatives of the Society for Neuroscience

12.45 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.30 Panel 4: Recommendations for Global Coordination and Concluding Discussions

Chair: David Van Essen

The aim of this concluding session will be to 1) identify opportunities for interactions among the existing neuroinformatics initiatives, 2) provide suggestions for areas that the new INCF should focus on, including sustainability, and 3) summarize some of the discussions on the primary topics: interoperability and community interaction, role of journals in promoting databasing, and role of companies in facilitating establishment of standards and data sharing.

  • Sten Grillner
  • Erik De Schutter
  • Gordon Shepherd