Brain Modelling as a Service: The Virtual Brain on EBRAINS

Michael Schirner, Lia Domide, Dionysios Perdikis, Paul Triebkorn,Leon Stefanovski, Roopa Pai, Paula Prodan, Bogdan Valean, Jessica Palmer, Chloê Langford, André Blickensdörfer, Michiel van der Vlag, Sandra Diaz-Pier, Alexander Peyser, Wouter Klijn, Dirk Pleiter , Anne Nahm, Oliver Schmid, Marmaduke Woodman, Lyuba Zehl, Jan Fousek, Spase Petkoski, Lionel Kusch, Meysam Hashemi, Daniele Marinazzo, Jean-François Mangin, Agnes Flöel, Simisola Akintoye, Bernd Carsten Stahl, Michael Cepic, Emily Johnson, Gustavo Deco, Anthony R. McIntosh, Claus C. Hilgetag, Marc Morgan, Bernd Schuller, Alex Upton, Colin McMurtrie, Timo Dickscheid, Jan G. Bjaalie, Katrin Amunts, Jochen Mersmann, Viktor Jirsa, Petra Ritter

The Virtual Brain (TVB) is now available as open-source cloud ecosystem on EBRAINS, a shared digital research platform for brain science. It offers services for constructing, simulating and analysing brain network models (BNMs) including the TVB network simulator; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) processing pipelines to extract structural and functional connectomes; multiscale co-simulation of spiking and large-scale networks; a domain specific language for automatic high-performance code generation from user-specified models; simulation-ready BNMs of patients and healthy volunteers; Bayesian inference of epilepsy spread; data and code for mouse brain simulation; and extensive educational material. TVB cloud services facilitate reproducible online collaboration and discovery of data assets, models, and software embedded in scalable and secure workflows, a precondition for research on large cohort data sets, better generalizability and clinical translation.


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