International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)

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.


Our mission is to facilitate the work of neuroscientists around the world, and to catalyze and coordinate the global development of neuroinformatics. We aim to foster scientific collaboration, advance training in neuroinformatics, and act as an independent international facilitator.

Within its programs and through collaborations with other groups, INCF has in the past decade developed or supported a number of tools and resources for neuroscientists that provides standards, infrastructure, or software.

INCF is also a mentor for Google Summer of Code, and organizes and supports tool development and hackathons on various neuroscientific topics.

INCF currently has Governing and Associate Nodes spanning over four continents, with an extended network comprising organizations, individual researchers, industry, and publishers.

The INCF Secretariat supports the Nodes with outreach, project management, and administration of community-driven projects regarding standards, data sharing, training, infrastructure, and interoperability issues in neuroscience.


Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Sweden, UK, and USA.


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