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Changes and opportunities

Changes and opportunities Editorail.qxd 25/05/2005 04:30 pm Page 79 Neuroinformatics © Copyright 2005 by Humana Press Inc. All rights of any nature whatsoever are reserved. 1539-2791/05/79–80/$30.00 DOI: 10.1385/NI:03:02:79 Editorial Erik De Schutter, MD PhD “Change alone is unchanging.” (Heraclitus) In April 2004 the Human Brain Project (HBP) celebrated a Decade of Neuroscience Informatics but shortly afterward, one of the originators of the project left National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was replaced by another originator. Steve Koslow and Mike Huerta started the HBP together in 1993 (Huerta et al., 1993; Koslow and Huerta, 1997). After a few years, Mike left for other NIH projects and Steve became the face of the HBP. As a historical aside, the initial project described “A neuro- science database that will allow neuroscientists to access information at all levels of integration, from genes to behavior” (Huerta et al., 1993). Wisely, the actual implementation of the HBP focused on smaller, more achievable projects and this approach has been so successful that it even led to the cre- ation of a journal. All the scientists who benefited from the HBP, which includes the three editors-in- chief, will agree that Steve was not just a manager but also an evangelist http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Neuroinformatics Springer Journals

Changes and opportunities

Neuroinformatics , Volume 3 (2) – Jun 6, 2005

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Humana Press Inc
Subject
Biomedicine; Neurosciences; Computer Appl. in Life Sciences; Neurology; Biotechnology; Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
ISSN
1539-2791
eISSN
1559-0089
DOI
10.1385/NI:3:2:079
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Abstract

Editorail.qxd 25/05/2005 04:30 pm Page 79 Neuroinformatics © Copyright 2005 by Humana Press Inc. All rights of any nature whatsoever are reserved. 1539-2791/05/79–80/$30.00 DOI: 10.1385/NI:03:02:79 Editorial Erik De Schutter, MD PhD “Change alone is unchanging.” (Heraclitus) In April 2004 the Human Brain Project (HBP) celebrated a Decade of Neuroscience Informatics but shortly afterward, one of the originators of the project left National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was replaced by another originator. Steve Koslow and Mike Huerta started the HBP together in 1993 (Huerta et al., 1993; Koslow and Huerta, 1997). After a few years, Mike left for other NIH projects and Steve became the face of the HBP. As a historical aside, the initial project described “A neuro- science database that will allow neuroscientists to access information at all levels of integration, from genes to behavior” (Huerta et al., 1993). Wisely, the actual implementation of the HBP focused on smaller, more achievable projects and this approach has been so successful that it even led to the cre- ation of a journal. All the scientists who benefited from the HBP, which includes the three editors-in- chief, will agree that Steve was not just a manager but also an evangelist

Journal

NeuroinformaticsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 6, 2005

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