To the Cloud! A Grassroots Proposal to Accelerate Brain Science Discovery

Neuron. 2016 Nov 2;92(3):622-627. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.10.033.


The revolution in neuroscientific data acquisition is creating an analysis challenge. We propose leveraging cloud-computing technologies to enable large-scale neurodata storing, exploring, analyzing, and modeling. This utility will empower scientists globally to generate and test theories of brain function and dysfunction.

MeSH terms

  • Cloud Computing / trends*
  • Humans
  • Information Systems / trends*
  • Neurosciences / methods
  • Neurosciences / organization & administration*