Mission Statement

Our goal is to work together with neuroexperimentalists to discover fundamental principles governing the relationship between mind and brain, via building and deploying open source data-driven tools that run at scale on open access data. This includes analytics, databases, cloud computing, and Web-services applied to both big neuroimages and big neurographs.

We believe in the upward spiral of science, that is, that the scientific community is in a continual process of learning from past, building models on previous experiments, which lead to new experiments, etc. Therefore, we practice reproducible research and open science. Our interests span the spatiotemporal scales of analysis, ranging from nanoscale (serial electron microscopy) to microscale (e.g., array tomography, CLARITY, and calcium imaging) to macroscale (e.g., SPECT and multimodal magnetic resonance imaging). We aim to please, so please provide us with feedback!

References: Neurodata Mendeley Group


Press

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News: Best of the Web: Open Connectome Project

Q&A: What is the Open Connectome Project?

Johns Hopkins researchers want to use big data to chart the brain

Best of the Web: Open Connectome Project

Neural Systems and Circuits interview

The Connectome blog interview

Mapping the Mind to Build Smarter Machines