International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research (IJCIR)

Volume 3, Number 1 (2007)


Development of the Neuroinformatics base platform system: XooNIps

Kazutsuna Yamaji, Hiroyuki Sakai, Yoshihiro Okumura, Osamu Kurosaki, Shiro Usui 
Laboratory for Neuroinformatics, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Hirosawa 2-1, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 JAPAN.


One of the important issues in neuroinformatics is the creation of a new research framework to encourage sharing of digital research resources in addition to the conventional paper-based research articles. In order to achieve the neuroinformatics activity, a database system to integrate disparate research resources is necessary. This study proposes a base database system termed XooNIps that utilizes the content management system called XOOPS. XooNIps is designed for developing databases for different research fields through customization of the option menu. Furthermore, several types of user authorization, reviewing system, communicating function between the databases etc. can be customized by GUI operations according to the site policy. XOOPS modules such as news, forums, schedules, blogs and other information can be combined to enhance XooNIps functionality. These features offer better scalability, extensibility to the general neuroinformatics community.

Neuroinformatics, base platform, contents management system, institutional repository, OAI-PMH, semantic web.