The Neuroscience Database Gateway (NDG) is a searchable, curated database of neuroinformatics resources on the internet.
Databases are of growing importance in neuroscience, as in many other biomedical research fields. The Neuroscience Database Gateway is a new resource for SfN members, aimed at promoting awareness and facilitating access to relevant neuroscience databases.
The SfN Neuroscience Database Gateway provides links to five main types of database. These can be seen by making the appropriate selection in the sidebar or below:
- Databases of experimental data
- Knowledge bases
- Software tools for neuroscience
- Bioinformatics resources
- Providers of research materials
- All neuroscience databases
The gateway also includes basic search capabilities, using the Linked Fields option.
The Neuroscience Database Gateway (NDG) began in 2004 as a pilot project developed by the Society's Brain Information Group (BIG). The NDG is now overseen by the Society's Neuroinformatics Committee and is hosted at Yale University (by Gordon Shepherd and Luis Marenco). Operational support for the NDG towards development of a new Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) is supported by an NIH contract to a multi-institutional consortium (Daniel Gardner, P.I.)