NIF is a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources: data, materials, and tools accessible via any computer connected to the Internet.
What this means is a deep search of over 100 databases, including AddGene (plasmids), the antibody registry (over 900K antibodies from 200+ vendors with validated antibodies on top of search results where possible), grant information (RFA, NIH, NSF etc.) and the literature.
An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, the Neuroscience Information Framework advances neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to public research data and tools worldwide through an open source, networked environment.
The NIF project is designed to serve the biomedical research community. The more participation from the community, the better the NIF. We welcome all feedback and suggestions and are actively looking for resource providers to make their resources accessible through the NIF. We offer a variety of methods for making resources searchable through the NIF. For more information or to recommend a resource, follow the link to Register Your Resource (http://neuinfo.org/cindy/nominate.html), or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collaborating institutions working on the current version of NIF include University of California, San Diego, California Institute of Technology, George Mason University, Yale University Medical College, and Washington University.