INCF Japan Node Program Overview

INCF Japan Node (J-Node) manages the following programs. Neuroinformatics Unit (NIU) supports all the programs.


Neuroinformatics Platforms

INCF Japan Node promotes development of Neuroinformatics web databases all over Japan by organizing collaboration with subcommittees with respect to individual neuroscience topics. We call the neuroinformatics web database and subcommittee Platform (PF for short) and Platform subcommittee, respectively. 

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Visit the update resources of Neuroinformatics Platforms

J-Node Portal

NIJC develops and manages the J-Node Platform toward the integrative uses of the databases given at the J-Node Neuroinformatics Platforms and collaboration in and around neuroinformatics fields.

Infrastructure for Neuroinformatics

Most of J-Node neuroinformatics platforms are managed by Xoops/XooNIps. XooNIps has been developed as Contents Management System for Open Source at RIKEN. The J-Node Software Center has been launched for collaborative development of sources


J-Node Hackathon

The J-Node Hackathon is organized for collaborative development of software for sharing data, model and analysis tools. Not only J-Node Platform members but also people in related fields join through public subscription. The topics include visualization tools of brain image data, standard metadata and so on. The activity reports and source codes are available at the J-Node Portal.

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J-Node Education and Training Committee

The J-Node Education and Training Committee has been launched since 2015. This committee aims to promote development of tutorial contents on the platforms and also to organize the short course for students and scientists.

J-Node International Workshop Advances in Neuroinformatics (AINI)

The workshop AINI is held once a year to promote neuroinformatics.  The aim of AINI consists of information sharing on the state-of-the-art research on the neuroinformatics, presentation of outcomes of developed by J-Node Platforms and exchanges among people in interdisciplinary fields surrounding neuroinformatics. Every workshop also includes a tutorial session.

All presentation abstracts are electronically published with DOI on J-Node Portal.

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Participation and Cooperation at Academic Meetings

J-Node regularly participates in the following meetings for demonstration and cooperation.

Demonstration at the annual meeting of Japan Neuroscience Society

Presentation and Demonstration at the INCF Congress

Demonstration at the annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience

Co-organization of Japan-China-Korea Joint Workshop, Neurobiology and Neuroinformatics (NBNI)

              NBNI 2014 Okazaki          NBNI 2011 Okinawa

Articles on the past meetings are available at Meeting/Event of the J-Node Portal News.

Announcements of coming events are also given in those pages.

To Meeting/Event

DOI registration support

NIU supports to register DOI for the J-Node academic resources. NIU is a regular member of the Japan Link Center(JaLC).

From Oct.2014 to Sep. 2015, NIJC(former NIU) participated to JaLC organized project 'The Experimental Project of DOI Registration for Research Data', and contributed to develop 'Guidelines for Registering DOIs for Research Data'.



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