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NeuroML is a model description language developed in XML (extensible Markup Language) that was created to facilitate data archiving, data and model exchange, database creation, and model publication in the neurosciences. One of the goals of the NeuroML project is to develop standards for model specification that will allow for greater simulator interoperability and model exchange.

How to cite this record NeuroML; NeuroML; DOI:; Last edited: April 16, 2021, 3:01 p.m.; Last accessed: Sep 28 2021 7:30 a.m.

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LEMS: a language for expressing complex biological models in concise and hierarchical form and its use in underpinning NeuroML 2.

Cannon RC,Gleeson P,Crook S,Ganapathy G,Marin B,Piasini E,Silver RA
Front Neuroinform 2014

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Towards NeuroML: model description methods for collaborative modelling in neuroscience.

Goddard NH,Hucka M,Howell F,Cornelis H,Shankar K,Beeman D
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2001

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NeuroML: a language for describing data driven models of neurons and networks with a high degree of biological detail.

Gleeson P,Crook S,Cannon RC,Hines ML,Billings GO,Farinella M,Morse TM,Davison AP,Ray S,Bhalla US,Barnes SR,Dimitrova YD,Silver RA
PLoS Comput Biol 2010

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Open Source Brain
Open Source Brain is a resource for sharing and collaboratively developing computational models of neural systems.

EBRAINS is a platform for sharing brain research data ranging in type as well as spatial and temporal scale. The EBRAINS data curation service aims to provide maximum impact, visibility, reusability, and longevity. The user interface of the EBRAINS Knowledge Graph allows you to easily find data of interest. EBRAINS hosts a wide range of data types and models from different species. All data are well described and can be accessed immediately for further analysis.

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  • 005490 (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK)

  • 086699 (The Wellcome Trust, UK)

  • G0400598 (Medical Research Council (MRC), London, UK)