NeuroML: a model description language for the computational neuroscience community
NeuroML documents can be used to describe the detailed morphological structure of neurons, the biophysical properties of individual cell membranes, and the network connectivity of populations of cells. By providing a language for describing models that is simulator independent, NeuroML aids in model exchange and simulator interoperability. There are tools on our website for validating NeuroML documents and for creating simulator code for running models described in NeuroML. The members of the NeuroML Team (Sharon Crook, Robert Cannon, Angus Silver, Padraig Gleeson) are responsible for implementing and testing the NeuroML specifications, maintaining the website and validator, organizing workshops and other events, and obtaining funding specifically for coordinating the further development of NeuroML. Version 2.0 of the NeuroML language is being developed by the Specification Committees. See http://www.neuroml.org/contributors.php for more details.
LicenseGNU General Public License
PrerequirementsSince NeuroML is based on XML, it is platform independent.
Ease of UseIntermediate
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Keywordsmodel description language, model sharing, neuroscience modeling, simulators, simulator interoperability,
External web sitehttp://www.neuroml.org
PublicationsCrook, S, P Gleeson, F Howell, J Svitak, RA Silver (2007) MorphML: Level 1 of the NeuroML standards for neuronal morphology data and model specification. Neuroinformatics 5(2):96-104.
Goddard, N, M Hucka, F Howell, H Cornelis, K Shankar, D Beeman (2001) Towards NeuroML: Model description methods for collaborative modeling in neuroscience. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 356:1209-1228.
- Aug 15, 2008
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