The purpose of this paper is to provide an integrated analysis base to facilitate computational neuroscience experiments, following a user-led approach to provide access to the integrated neuroscience data and to enable the analyses demanded by the biomedical research community.
The design and development of the N4U analysis base and related information services addresses the existing research and practical challenges by offering an integrated medical data analysis environment with the necessary building blocks for neuroscientists to optimally exploit neuroscience workflows, large image data sets and algorithms to conduct analyses.
The provision of an integrated e-science environment of computational neuroimaging can enhance the prospects, speed and utility of the data analysis process for neurodegenerative diseases.
The N4U analysis base enables conducting biomedical data analyses by indexing and interlinking the neuroimaging and clinical study data sets stored on the grid infrastructure, algorithms and scientific workflow definitions along with their associated provenance information.
The authors take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of all the partner institutions in the N4U project to this paper. This work was funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme under the N4U project (reference 283562).
Munir, K., Liaquat Kiani, S., Hasham, K., McClatchey, R., Branson, A. and Shamdasani, J. (2014), "Provision of an integrated data analysis platform for computational neuroscience experiments", Journal of Systems and Information Technology, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 150-169. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSIT-01-2014-0004Download as .RIS
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