July 2024: NeuroML tutorial at CNS 2024

July 2024: NeuroML tutorial at CNS 2024#

Registration for the annual meeting of the Organisation of Computational Neuroscience, CNS 2024, is open.

Please register for the CNS 2024 here.

We will be running a full day NeuroML tutorial during the annual meeting of the Organisation of Computational Neuroscience, 2024 meeting in Natal, Brazil from July 20–24.

Standardised, data-driven computational modelling with NeuroML using Open Source Brian

Data-driven models of neurons and circuits are important for understanding how the properties of membrane conductances, synapses, dendrites and the anatomical connectivity between neurons generate the complex dynamical behaviours of brain circuits in health and disease. However, even though data and models are being made publicly available in recent years and the use of standards such as Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) and NeuroML to promote FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) neuroscience is on the rise, development of data driven models remains hampered by the difficulty of finding appropriate data and the inherent complexity involved in their construction.

The Open Source Brain web platform (OSB) brings together data, accompanying analysis tools, and computational models in a single, scalable resource. It indexes repositories from established sources such as the DANDI data archive, the ModelDB model sharing archive, and GitHub to provide easy access to a plethora of experimental data and models, including a large number standardised in NWB and NeuroML formats

OSB also incorporates the NeuroML software ecosystem. NeuroML is an established community standard and software ecosystem that enables the development of biophysically detailed models using a declarative, simulator independent description. The software ecosystem supports all steps of the model lifecycle and allows users to automatically generate code and run their NeuroML models using a number of well established simulation engines (NEURON/NetPyNE).

Read the NeuroML pre-print here: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.12.07.570537v1


In this tutorial, attendees will learn about:

  • Finding data and models on OSB

  • NeuroML and its software ecosystem

  • Using NeuroML models on OSB

  • Building and simulating new NeuroML models constrained by the data on OSB

We will also provide assistance with advanced tasks, and discuss new features to further aid researchers.

Times and dates#

More details to follow


To take part in the tutorial, please register here for CNS 2024.

We look forward to working with the community to drive further uptake of NeuroML compliant models and tools!