BrainML is a developing initiative to provide a standard XML metaformat for
exchanging neuroscience data. It focuses on layered definitions built
over a common core in order to support community-driven extension.
One such extension is provided by the new NIH-supported neuroinformatics
initiative of the Society for Neuroscience, which supports the development
of expert-derived terminology sets for several areas of neuroscience. Under
a cooperative agreement, these term lists will be made available Open
Source on this site.
This site provides a complete description of BrainML, and it also serves as
a public repository of BrainML models.
Use the links at left to navigate. Click on the logo at top left or use
the "back" button to return to this page.
May 23, 2010
Upgraded BrainML data model to version 5 and Analysis data model to version 2.
The following changes had been made: 1) Transfer of elements analysis_input,
analysis_output, and algorithm from BrainML model to Analysis model.
2) Created new elements analysis_submission and analysis_results to
Analysis model to facilitate exchange of submission information between the
client and server, and the display of results on the client.
July 7, 2008
Submitted initial version of schema and controlled vocabulary selectors
for neuroanatomy, data types and acquisition techniques, and neuron types
for the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF).
July 25, 2007
Updated BrainML model schema to version 3 by adding analysis algorithm definitions;
and Protocols model schema to version 5 with changes to controlled vocabulary and
October 6, 2006
Updates to color scheme and account management.
April 6, 2006
All site documentation (finally) finished.
November 18, 2005
Made various interface improvements to model view pages.
November 11, 2005
The first data repository conforming
to a BrainML data model and protocols is now online!
January 14, 2005
Added support for validating vocabulary files.
December 9, 2004
Added documentation of BrainML exchange (BrainML-X) protocols. Added
documentation on querying models. Streamlined and added info to some of the
October 21, 2004
Initial public release.
The BrainML project is funded by the Human Brain Project-Informatics
initiative via MH/NS57153 from the NIMH and NINDS (with related and
past additional funding from NSF, NINDS, and NIMH) and is directed
Weill Medical College of Cornell University