In order to speed-up and simplify the use of the data analysis methods developed by methodologists of the IFR, a federative sotfware environment called brainVISA has been designed (http://brainvisa.info).
This project born in 2000 is now one of the most complete analysis platform proposed in the field, covering MRI, PET, EEG, MEG and histological data. This platform allows the integration of heterogeneous sotfware and data into a unified framework. More than 50 methodologists inside and outside the IFR contribute.
BrainVISA is freely distributed for about 5 years and is now considered has one of the key neuroimaging analysis sotfware in the field.
BrainVISA software platform includes a powerful visualization software for multimodal data : Anatomist.
Several toolboxes have already been developed in various domains :
References about BrainVISA software platform :
D. Rivière, D. Geffroy, I. Denghien, N. Souedet, and Y. Cointepas. BrainVISA : an extensible software environment for sharing multimodal neuroimaging data and processing tools. In Proc. 15th HBM, 2009
Y. Cointepas, J.-F. Mangin, L. Garnero, J.-B. Poline, and H. Benali. BrainVISA : Software platform for visualization and analysis of multi-modality brain data. In Proc. 7th HBM, Brighton, United Kingdom, pages S98, 2001.
List of publications related to BrainVISA (about BrainVISA or using BrainVISA toolboxes) : http://brainvisa.info/biblio/en/index.html
More information about the BrainVISA project in this document written for the AERES evaluation of the IFR49 :