November 7, 2016

NITRC to Become the World’s Primary Source for Neuroimaging Tools and Resources

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2016: Starting Jan. 1, 2017, the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) will be the only comprehensive repository of neuroimaging software and tools to aid neuroscience research. The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) will transition the focus of its INCF Software Center from hosting to search and discovery at the end of 2016 and recommends transition of hosting to NITRC.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health and designed, developed, and supported by TCG, NITRC is a free, collaborative site and repository of neuroimaging analysis software, publicly available datasets, and virtualized computational environment that can be run anywhere, including on commercial clouds. Since its debut in 2007, NITRC has helped the neuroscience community make further discoveries using software and data that previously would have been lost or disregarded. NITRC’s scientific scope has been expanded over time to include MR, PET, SPECT, EEG/MEG, optical imaging, computational neuroscience, and clinical neuroinformatics tools and resources.

The site has more than 867 publicly listed software tools and resource projects, 17,860 registered users, and has supported more than 4.87 million software and data downloads.

With the INCF transitioning its scope to search and discovery of software tools, INCF is encouraging their Software Center users to list their tools and resources on NITRC, noting that the neuroimaging software development community has “found [NITRC] to be an excellent distribution outlet.”

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About INCF
INCF is an independent 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. The INCF international network currently spans North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. INCF fosters the global digital interconnectivity of data, methods and people engaged in brain research to catalyze insights into brain function in health and disease.