DATA SCIENCE, NEUROSCIENCES
Data management and analytics for brain research
Our core mission at the Brain Institute Centre for Neuroinformatics is to develop a common set of tools and processes to manage and analyse all kinds of neuroscience data. It allows any scientist from any domain to contribute to, and benefit from interoperable databases and a shared portfolio of methods and analytics tools.
We leverage all the data processing expertise distributed accross Brain Institute teams. In turn, we assist them in the developement of their research projects and offer training in all areas of data science.
We help teams and core facilities to implement standardised processes for data curation, annotation, de-identification and quality control in all areas of neuroscience research: genomics, electrophysiology, cellular imaging, neuroimaging, functional exploration and clinical observations.
We assist teams in the analysis of their data. Our offer goes from mere consulting and training up to end-to-end studies. Our expertise spans biostatistics, mathematical modeling, and machine learning, especially for the integration of multimodal data. We also develop domain-specific processing tools, for instance in genomics.
We develop software tools for the structuration and indexing of heterogeneous data sets. We also develop and maintain a portfolio of processing and analytics tools that may be triggered automatically or on-demand.
Scientific IT sets up and maintains high performance servers, data storage, computing cluster and individual workstations with dedicated software for scientific computing.
We organise events, including our monthly meet-up “Café de la Neuroinformatique”, which federates the vibrant Brain Institute neuroinformatics community distibuted across all teams. We also organise international conferences and workshops.
We offer training sessions for the Institute scientists in various areas of data science: code development and deployment on high performance computing cluster, usage of scientific software such as Matlab, Omero, REDCap or XNAT, good practices in data processing, statistical analysis and machine learning.
The Centre brings together experts mainly from the IT department and the data management and analysis core facility iCONICS.
It also tightly collaborates with domain-specific experts within the Brain Institute and beyond.
Steering and coordination
Organised on a monthly basis, the Cafés constitute an informal get-together for the Institute Neuroinformatics community.
Schedule of upcoming Cafés and replay of previous ones