Service Category 1 - Curated and shared data: EBRAINS FAIR data services - neuroscience data publishing
EBRAINS users will have access to comprehensive tools and services for shared data and computational models. The services provide long term data storage, citable DOIs for data, defined conditions and licenses for use of data, tags to make the data discoverable, and additional metadata and descriptions making the data interpretable and re-usable. EBRAINS users can share their data through the FAIR data service and thereby obtain greater exposure of their research, or access the shared data assets and boost their productivity.
Service Category 2 - Brain atlas services: navigate the brain in 3D - find, contribute, and analyse brain data, based on location
EBRAINS brain atlas services will enable users to work with neuroscientific data according to well- defined 3D locations and regions of the brain, comparable to the way Geographical Information Systems (GIS) organise data in 2D maps of the Earth’s surface. The services establish detailed 3D reference atlases of the human, non-human primate, and rodent brains, that will be continuously enriched by a growing collection of multi-modal and multiscale experimental data that are spatially linked in the reference atlases.
Service Category 3 - Brain modelling and simulation workflows: integrated tools to create and investigate models of the brain
EBRAINS integrated workflows at multiple scales allow users to perform complex computational experiments, including estimation of model parameters, model validation and large-scale simulations including analysis and visualisation. Workflows addressing the needs of scientists across disciplines and levels of expertise will be accessible through pre-configured web applications or flexible digital notebooks.
Service Category 4 - Closed loop AI and robotics workflows: design, test and implement robotic and AI solutions
The EBRAINS Closed-Loop Neuroscience service allows users to connect neural models (brains) with physical agents (bodies), to address tasks in a physically realistic environment. This allows neuroscientists to investigate model structure and function simultaneously. It affords robotics a direct connection to neuroscience, allowing to explore the use of functional (including spiking) neural models, supported by HPC resources and two different Neuromorphic Computing (NMC) platforms, to address problems in robotics and AI.
Service Category 5 - Medical brain activity data platform: Human intracerebral EEG database and analysis service
The Human Intracerebral EEG data Platform (HIP) is a unique EBRAINS infrastructure that will provide the scientific community access to the largest and most advanced solution worldwide for storing, curating, sharing, and analysing multiscale neurophysiological data directly recorded from the Human brain. By leveraging the capacity to generate new research projects based on human intracerebral EEG (iEEG) data through its large consortium of iEEG expert centres, HIP also provides an empowering tool for future researchers and the EU society.
Service Category 6 - Web-based, interactive workflows on HPC: Europe-wide access to scalable and interactive compute services
High-performance computing (HPC) has become an important aspect in neuroscience research, to process and analyse high-resolution data sets, or for simulating large and complex neuronal network models and analysing the simulation and/or experimentation results. Neuromorphic Computing within HBP complements the HPC-based interactive workflows by providing access to different kinds of specialised hardware systems, targeting aspects of the emulation of spiking network models difficult to approach by standard simulation methods.