NeuroML Scientific Committee
We are indebted to the many contributors to NeuroML over the years.
At the 2011 NeuroML Development Workshop in London, the decision was made to create a Scientific Committee for NeuroML. Nominations were requested for members of this committee and the following were nominated and agreed to be part of the committee:Upi Bhalla, NCBS, Bangalore, India
Avrama Blackwell, Krasnow Institute of Advanced Studies, George Mason University, USA
Robert Cannon, Textensor Limited, Edinburgh, UK
Hugo Cornelis, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Sharon Crook, Arizona State University, USA
Andrew Davison, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Padraig Gleeson, University College London, UK
Lyle Graham, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
Michael Hines, Yale University, USA
Angus Silver, University College London, UK
The responsibilities of the Scientific Committee have been agreed to be:
- To advise on the scientific focus of the NeuroML initiative; to ensure that the structure of the language is based on the latest knowledge of neuronal anatomy and physiology
- To agree on the technical implementation for the core specifications and to ensure that best practices are encouraged in model specification
- To promote NeuroML internationally, both the core specifications and the tools which support the language
- To define the governance structure of the NeuroML Initiative and outline a path towards a specification process with dedicated, elected editors
- To engage with other standardisation and databasing initiatives in the computational neuroscience and wider biology fields
- To review and agree on extensions to the core specifications and the scope of the initiative; to address issues the community raises regarding the direction of the initiative
In June 2013 the first NeuroML Editorial Board was elected by the NeuroML community. This group will have responsibility for creating a stable specification for NeuroML v2.0 (and appropriate parts of LEMS). See here for more details.
The best way to get in contact with members of the NeuroML initiative is through the neuroml-technology mailing list.