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The NeuronBank Wiki is place for Neuroscientists to describe neurons and neural circuitry. It works like Wikipedia, in that all pages are available to be edited by registered users of NeuronBank. The ultimate goal is advance the field of Neuromics by creating an encyclopedia of neurons and neural circuitry.

Drawing of Purkinje cells (A) and granule cells (B) from pigeon cerebellum by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, 1899. Instituto Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain.

Getting Started

You can search for neurons and information about neurons in the search box. If the name that you searched for doesn't show up, you have the option of creating a page for that neuron.

After you log in with your NeuronBank username, you are free to edit any page or to add new pages. To get a NeuronBank username, simply go to NewAccount on NeuronBank.

Information about Editing wiki pages is available under Help.

You can copy and paste from the Template page to create a new page for a neuron. Specific Templates can be designed for different species. See for example Leech_Neuron_Template

NeuronBank Knowledgebase

The NeuronBank Wiki works in parallel with NeuronBank itself. Every item in the NeuronBank knowledgebase has an Accession ID, which automatically generates a wiki page. However, there are important differences between the NeuronBank Wiki and the NeuronBank KnowledgeBase:

  • The NeuronBank KnowledgeBase has powerful tools for searching and for representing information, but it is more structured than the NeuronBank Wiki.
  • Only Editors have permission to edit the NeuronBank Knowledgebase, but all registered users can edit the NeuronBank Wiki.
  • The NeuronBank Wiki can contain information that is not represented in the NeuronBank Knowledgebase, including information about neurons in species that do not yet have branches.

Help for NeuronBank is available at The help manual is also in the form of an editable wiki.

The Branch listing shows the current list of active branches in NeuronBank. This list contains the following branches:

  1. Tritonia - a model mollusc
  2. Melibe - nudibranch mollusc
  3. Sandbox - a place with fake data for users to play in.

The leech neurobiology community is preparing a Hirudo branch of NeuronBank, but it is not ready for release yet.

Special Pages

Additional information

If you have questions or would like become involved in developing NeuronBank, please contact Paul Katz at Georgia State University. See our listing of job openings.

This project is supported by funding from NIH, NSF, and Georgia State University.