The Blue Brain Project recently announced the release of its open source software project ‘Blue Brain Nexus’. This new project is designed to enable the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data management principles for the neuroscience and broader scientific community. This interesting information came to us from EurekAlert! in their article, “Blue Brain Nexus: An open-source knowledge graph for data-driven science.”

The Blue Brain Nexus is a provenance based, semantic enabled data management platform enabling the definition of an arbitrary domain of application for which there is a need to create and manage entities as well as their relations. The Blue Brain Project is part of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and their open-science initiative, which seeks to maximize the reach and impact of research conducted at the school.

Blue Brain Nexus relies on the knowledge graph, which acts as a data repository and metadata catalog. A knowledge graph is the only realistic way to manage enterprise data in full generality, at scale, in a world where connectedness is everything.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.