Perspective on Neuroscience Data Sharing from

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room LL21A (San Jose Convention Center)
Giorgio Ascoli, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Digital reconstruction of the branching structure of input and output arbors provides a powerful representation of nerve cells in formats amenable to quantitative analysis, computational modelling, and data mining. The functional importance of this information has been recognized since the early days of neuroscience, but only in the last decade have researchers begun to share their data. Sharing of neuromorphological reconstructions is a success stories in neuroinformatics, but many challenges remain ahead.