Neuroinformatics Platform

Director: Mallar Chakravarty, PhD

The mission of the Douglas Neuroinformatics Platform is to enable measurement-based care and a compute-focused research community at the Douglas. Our goal is that all members of the Douglas Research Community have easy and reliable access to state-of-the art software, training, computation, and storage solutions.

In January of 2021, we launched a project to design the first phase of the new Douglas Neuroinformatics Platform. As part of this project, we have met – and continue to meet – with many members of the Douglas Research Community, to learn about their computational needs and those of their teams. We have also sent a short survey to all members of the Douglas (Faculty, Staff, Researchers, and Students) to get a broad view of the current compute and storage practices.

As part of the Douglas Research Community – and as researchers ourselves – our goal is to design the Douglas Neuroinformatics Platform from the beginning with a focus on the user. In addition to our current needs assessment interviews and surveys, we also plan to create a user committee to ensure that we have clear and timely feedback throughout all stages of the platform’s existence. If you haven’t done so, please take 5 minutes to complete the survey and help us meet your own needs.

Keep an eye out for email announcements via the Douglas mailing lists in the coming months. We will also continue to update this website.

If in the meantime you would like to tell us how improved computation, data storage, or training could help your work at the Douglas, or if you want to get in touch with feedback and advice, please send us an email. We are very much looking forward to hearing from you!

Project Lead: Gabriel A. Devenyi, PhD
Domain Expert: Sebastian GW. Urchs, PhD

Please participate in our short (5 minute) survey to tell us about your compute needs.