INCF, International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility


Neuroinformatics integrates information across all levels and scales of neuroscience to help understand the brain and treat disease.
The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) is an international organization launched in 2005, following a proposal from the Global Science Forum of the OECD to establish international coordination and collaborative informatics infrastructure for neuroscience. INCF is hosted by Karolinska
Institutet and the Royal Institute of Technology, and the Secretariat is located on KI Campus Solna, Nobels väg 15A.

INCF currently has 17 member countries across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Each member country establishes an INCF National Node to further the development of Neuroinformatics and to interface with the INCF Secretariat. The mission of INCF is to share and integrate neuroscience data and knowledge worldwide, with the aim to catalyze insights into brain function in health and disease.

To fulfill this mission, INCF establishes and operates scientific programs to develop standards for neuroscience data sharing, analy­sis, modeling and simulation. Currently there are 4 program areas: Digital Brain Atlasing; Ontologies for Neural Structures, Multi-scale Modeling, and Standards for Data Sharing. More than 180 leading international researchers are involved in the programs.

The “INCF Dataspace” has been developed to enable collaboration among researchers through the sharing of neuroscience data, text, images, sounds, movies, models and simulations. 

Member countries:
Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, Victoria, Australia


INCF Secretariat
Karolinska Institutet
Nobels väg 15A
SE-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 524 870 93
Fax: +46 8 524 870 94