General Neuroscience resources

A list of freely available resources for the Neuroscience community. It is a collaborative effort to gather information about all the tools, resources, services and training related to neuroscience. This list is regularly updated, any suggestions or changes are very welcome at

International and National Organisations, Training space, Communities

INCF - International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility - A standards organization for open and FAIR neuroscience, INCF Training Space (

G-NODE - German Neuroinformatics Node

Neurostars - A question and answer forum for neuroscience researchers, infrastructure providers and software developers.

Human Brain Project - Neuroscience, computing, and brain-related medicine

CodeNeuro - Bringing neuroscience and data science together

OCNS - Organization for Computational Neuroscience

NeuralEnsemble - a community-based initiative to promote and co-ordinate open-source software development in neuroscience. NeuralEnsemble hosts a number of software projects for computational and systems neuroscience, including PyNN, NeuroTools, Neo, OpenElectrophy, libNeuroML and Sumatra. 

OHBM - Organization for Human Brain Mapping

SFN - Society for Neuroscience

FENS - Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

IBI - International Brain Initiative

INM - Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine - Forschungszentrum Jülich

RDA - Research Data Alliance - Research data sharing without barriers 

Data Formats, Softwares and Computational tools

Electrophysiology Data Analysis

Open Ephys - Open source, Well-documented tools for electrophysiology research

SpikeInterface - simplifies the process of running multiple spike sorters on the same dataset

Spike Sorting Software Comparison - links and descriptions of publicly available code for spike sorting

SpykeViewer - a multi-platform GUI application for navigating, analyzing and visualizing data from electrophysiological experiments or neural simulations, based on Neo format

Neo - a hierarchical data model well adapted to intracellular and extracellular electrophysiology and EEG data with support for multi-electrodes

Elephant - Software for common electrophysiological data analysis operations, built on the Neo data format

Wave_Clus - a fast and unsupervised algorithm for spike detection and sorting

Kilosort2 -  automated spike sorting with drift tracking and template matching on GPUs 

Syntalos (formerly known as MazeAmaze) - a software for in-vivo behaviour tracking, electrophysiology and control of automated mazes

Open Ephys - Open source, Well-documented tools for electrophysiology research

Data Formats

NIX - Neuroscience information exchange format data model for storing fully annotated datasets

HDF5 - Hierarchical Data Format Version 5

NWB - Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology (NWB: N)

NeuroshareNeuroshare - Open data specifications and software for neurophysiology

NSDF - Neuroscience Simulation Data Format

DICOM - Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine - An international standard to transmit, store, retrieve, print, process, and display medical imaging information

NIfTI - Neuroimaging Informatics Technology Initiative

BIDS - Brain Imaging Data Structure - A simple and intuitive way to organize and describe your neuroimaging and behavioural data

Events, Workshops and Conferences

Allen Insitute for Brain Science Events

FENS Calendar for upcoming events

Neuroscience conference and events calendar 2020/21

Other relevant resource pages

FENS resource list

Open Computational Neuroscience Resources list

Computational neuroscience resources by Dan Goodman 

Online Courses


Basic Neurobiology

Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life (

Advanced Neurobiology I (

Advanced Neurobiology II (

Synapses, Neurons and Brains (

Medical Neuroscience

Medical Neuroscience (


NeuroImaging: - [MRI Fundamentals](

Principles of fMRI 1 (

Principles of fMRI 2 (

Fundamental Neuroscience for Neuroimaging (

Github and GitLab tutorials 

GitLab basics guides (

Git Tutorials (

A bunch of good git tutorials (

Pro Git book, written by Scott Chacon and Ben Straub (

GitLab University (



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