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ready Neural Open Markup Language


General Information
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; Neural Open Markup Language; DOI:; Last edited: March 15, 2018, 11:54 a.m.; Last accessed: Mar 20 2018 12:05 p.m.

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

PLoS Comput. Biol. 2010

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

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

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Grant Number(s)

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

  • 086699 (Wellcome Trust, UK)

  • G0400598 (Medical Research Council)