What is NeuroMorpho.Org?
NeuroMorpho.Org is a centrally curated inventory of digitally reconstructed neurons. It contains contributions from dozens of laboratories worldwide and is continuously updated as new morphological reconstructions are collected, published, and shared. The goal of NeuroMorpho.Org is to provide free access to all available neuronal reconstruction data in the neuroscience community.
Why is NeuroMorpho.Org relevant?
Morphological data are essential for understanding the cellular complexity of the nervous system and are used for analysis, visualization, and modeling.
NeuroMorpho.Org was established to facilitate access to such data and to encourage data sharing within the neuroscience community. A centrally curated and annotated inventory provides the opportunity to access accurate and verified data that is presented in a unified format. Deposition and distribution of reconstruction files ultimately prevents data loss and minimizes effort required by data owners. It also provides a "one-stop" entry point for all available reconstructions, thus maximizing data visibility and impact.
What is included in NeuroMorpho.Org?
Each neuron in NeuroMorpho.Org is represented by a name, general information (metadata), the original and standardized ASCII files of the digital morphological reconstruction (see Details on Standardization Process), and a set of morphometric features (see Details on available measures).
You can browse the website or search for specific cells (see QuickStart guide). For suggestions, questions not answered in the FAQs, or if you have or know of digital reconstructions of neuronal morphology that could be included in this inventory, please Contact Us.
Number of reconstructions in the database at each version release.
|Brain Regions (24)||#neurons|
|Somatic nervous system||282|
|Anterior olfactory nucleus||282|
|Peripheral nervous system||227|
|Cercal sensory system||127|
|Pharyngeal nervous system||20|
|Manual tracing hours
|Traced neuropil length
||May be available
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How to contribute data to NeuroMorpho.Org?
| Number of brain regions, cell types, species and archives in the database at each version release
See Detailed Statistics for additional information about the database.
Total number of downloads from and hits to the website.
The number of downloads from the website crossed the 2 million mark in early 2012. The asterisk (*) indicates high volume of data downloaded during a national modeling contest held by the South China University of Technology in Guagzhou, China on September 17-20, 2010.
The submission process is very straightforward:
1. Email the reconstruction files (zipped, if possible) to: email@example.com
2. Fill in as much information possible in the Metadata Form and include it in your email.
When we receive your files, the reconstructions will be added to the processing pipeline and you will receive a confirmation email from NeuroMorpho.Org. We will take care of all technical aspects of processing, annotating and uploading your data to the website.
If you have additional questions about data submission, please Contact us.