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Thematic Network Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics (1999-2003).


The primary objective of the thematic network is to promote the fields of computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics and to start building a European neuroinformatics infrastructure. These goals will be achieved through four workpackages. As important is the interaction among the research groups joining the thematic network as members.

  1. 1) Specialized neuroinformatics workshops:
    The thematic network will organize every year two specialized neuroinformatics workshops. The goal of these workshops is to promote scientific progress and to foster the growth of the field of neuroinformatics in Europe. These open workshops will bring together scientists from fields that do not interact routinely and users of the neuroinformatics technologies.
  2. 2) LIFE-RTD projects coordinators' workshops:
    The thematic network will organize a yearly workshop to which all coordinators and participants of RTD projects funded under point 9.2 (as also from related 4th Framework RTD projects) will be invited. Each RTD consortium will present the progress made on its research projects, followed by extensive discussions. This will foster new interactions among neuroinformatics groups.
  3. 3) Neuroinformatics website:
    A European website will contain a database of ongoing activities and research groups in the fields of neuroinformatics and computational neuroscience in Europe. It will provide bulletin boards, calendar of activities, a repository for neuroinformatics preprints and reprints, and peer-reviewed links to neuroinformatics databases and software tools.
  4. 4) Neuroinformatics fellowships program:
    A fellowships program will promote the interaction among scientists with different backgrounds and the training of young scientists by supporting short-term visits to neuroinformatics laboratories. Selection will be based upon review of applications by outside specialists.

Support: European Commission


Key action n 9.2. Brain theories, computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics