Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience

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| Editors: Dieter Jaeger, Ranu Jung

Databases and Data Repositories in Computational Neuroscience: Overview

  • Richard C. GerkinEmail author
  • Shreejoy J. Tripathy
  • Sharon Crook
  • Jeanette Kotaleski
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7320-6_780-2

Definition

Computational neuroscience research often produces models that help explain empirical data and provide predictions about the biological systems that produce the data. Empirical and theoretical researchers can benefit from resources that facilitate model publication and exchange and provide neuroscience data that informs and contains these existing and future models.

Detailed Description

Databases of Computational Models

One category of databases in computational neuroscience is those that focus on computational models. The BioModels database (Li et al. 2010; Vijayalakshmi et al. 2013) is a general repository of computational models of biological processes that includes some models from neuroscience. The SenseLab database, ModelDB, (Migliore et al. 2003) provides a resource for published neuroscience models in a variety of formats. Many of these were developed specifically for simulating the electrophysiological and neurochemical properties of single neurons and networks of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard C. Gerkin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shreejoy J. Tripathy
    • 2
  • Sharon Crook
    • 3
  • Jeanette Kotaleski
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and School of Life SciencesArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  4. 4.School of Computer Science and CommunicationRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden