Our Mission

Computational models based on detailed neuroanatomical and electrophysiological data have been used for many years as an aid for understanding the function of the nervous system. NeuroML is an international, collaborative initiative to develop a language for describing detailed models of neural systems.

Read more in our new documentation at docs.neuroml.org!

The aims of the NeuroML initiative are:
  • To create specifications for an XML-based language that describes the biophysics, anatomy and network architecture of neuronal systems at multiple scales,
  • To facilitate the exchange of complex neuronal models between researchers, allowing for greater transparency and accessibility of models,
  • To promote software tools which support NeuroML and support the development of new software and databases for neural modeling, and
  • To encourage researchers with models within the scope of NeuroML to exchange and publish their models in this format.

The NeuroML specifications are developed by the NeuroML Editorial Board, overseen by the Scientific Committee.

The NeuroML project focuses on the development of an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) based description language that provides a common data format for defining and exchanging descriptions of neuronal cell and network models. The current approach in the project uses XML schemas to define the model specifications.

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News And Events
  • The NeuroML documentation has recently been significantly updated.
    Please check out docs.neuroml.org!

  • NeuroML is now an endorsed community standard at the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF).


  • The fifth NeuroML Editorial Board Meeting took place at the CNS meeting in Barcelona, Monday 15th July, 2019.


  • NeuroML is now an official standard of COMBINE (the COmputational Modeling in BIology NEtwork)


  • Open Source Brain Workshop - May 2015, Sardinia, Italy
    The third main meeting of the Open Source Brain initiative was held on 12-14 May 2015.


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