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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Data sharing and integration in neuroscience

The May 2004 issue of Nature Neuroscience features a special section, Scaling up Neuroscience. With sponsorship from the National Institutes of Health, the articles on data collection, sharing, informatics and databases in the neurosciences are freely available. A series of overviews covers issues surrounding molecular, proteomic and neuroimaging data, while several shorter pieces focus on specific databases. Overall, questions of making data available to a larger research communities and providing the informational infrastructure to make use of it are recurrent themes in this issue.