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Unique identifier OMICS_01190
Name NIF
Alternative name Neuroscience Information Framework
Restrictions to use None
Community driven Yes
Data access Browse
User data submission Allowed
Maintained Yes



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library_books for integrating and planning research

PLoS One
PMCID: 5933701
PMID: 29723213
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195271

[…] . We use PubMed’s interface ( to retrieve information about research articles and the NeuroLex API ( provided by the Neuroscience Information Framework [] to retrieve suggested auto-completions for users’ input.ResearchMaps uses the Neo4j 2.2.1 graph database and its query language, Cypher (Neo Technology, Inc., San […]


A Neuroimaging Web Services Interface as a Cyber Physical System for Medical Imaging and Data Management in Brain Research: Design Study

PMCID: 5945984
PMID: 29699962
DOI: 10.2196/medinform.9063

[…] cal biomarkers, which have been made available to researchers worldwide, who have made over 14 million downloads. Many other databases with more specialized audiences exist and have been cataloged in Neuroscience Information Framework []. These include the Minimal Interval Resonance Imaging in Alzheimer's Disease database [], the OpenfMRI database [], NeuroVault [], The Virtual Brain [], Neuroimag […]


Blockade of sustained tumor necrosis factor in a transgenic model of progressive autoimmune encephalomyelitis limits oligodendrocyte apoptosis and promotes oligodendrocyte maturation

PMCID: 5916830
PMID: 29690885
DOI: 10.1186/s12974-018-1164-y

[…] or 1 h and then stained with primary Ab overnight at 4 °C. Immunoreactivity was visualized using fluorescently labeled secondary Abs. All primary and secondary Abs and respective dilutions as well as Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) antibody registry number are listed in Table . Nuclear staining was performed using Prolong Gold with 4′,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) (Molecular Probes, E […]


Automated Neuroanatomical Relation Extraction: A Linguistically Motivated Approach with a PVT Connectivity Graph Case Study

Front Neuroinform
PMCID: 5030238
PMID: 27708573
DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2016.00039

[…] he dictionary, we investigated the existing brain ontologies. Brain Architecture Management System (BAMS) (Bota and Swanson, ) is an ontology that includes brain regions and their relations for rats. Neuroscience Information Framework Standard Ontology (Bug et al., ) and Textpresso (Muller et al., ) are also comprehensive resources on the neuroscience domain. These ontologies are very helpful to h […]


The health care and life sciences community profile for dataset descriptions

PMCID: 4991880
PMID: 27602295
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.2331

[…] 16), FigShare (, accessed June 2016), and Harvard Dataverse (, accessed June 2016). Cross-repository access is possible through data catalogs such as Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) (, accessed June 2016), BioSharing (, accessed June 2016), Registry (, acce […]


The Disease Ontology: fostering interoperability between biological and clinical human disease related data

Mamm Genome
PMCID: 4602048
PMID: 26093607
DOI: 10.1007/s00335-015-9576-9

[…] feedback provided to DO. Additionally, the DO team receives novel disease terms, suggestions, and advices from subject matter experts in an on-going weekly, sometimes daily, process. For example, the neuroscience information framework (NIF) (Imam et al. ) and NeuroDevNet (Portales-Casamar et al. ) have been major contributors to DO’s representation of neurological diseases. The DO project collabor […]


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NIF institution(s)
Laboratory of Neuroinformatics and Department of Physiology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY, USA; Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; [etc.]
NIF funding source(s)
Supported by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research with Federal funds from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract HHSN271200577531C.

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