OSB workshop

The Open Source Brain workshop will give an introduction to the background and aims of the Open Source Brain initiative, show some of the cortial, cerebellar, hippocampal and other models which have been made available on the repository, and highlight the recent functionality for viewing, analysing and simulating models through the OSB website. There will also be introductions to NeuroML and PyNN, the main standardised formats supported by OSB, and we will demonstrate the options for converting your own models to these formats to make full use of the features of OSB.

Date: August 8th

Location: The open source brain workshop will take place in room 615 in the Education Building, 3700 McTavish Street from 9 – 12. Followed by a hackathon from 13.00 in Thomson House 3650 McTavish in the ballroom.

Organizers: Padraig Gleeson & Angus Silver (University College London)


  • Introduction to the aims of the Open Source Brain initiative
  • NeuroML
  • PyNN
  • Latest OSB functionality
  • Showcase of available models
  • Converting models to NeuroML

In the afternoon, as part of the Hackathon sessions, the speakers will be available for hands-on assistance using OSB & converting models to standardized formats.

The workshop is free but registration is required, please register here

For any enquiries about this workshop, please contact Padraig Gleeson (p.gleeson@ucl.ac.uk)

More information about the Open Source Brain: http://www.opensourcebrain.org/