Online Tools

The online tools available to assist users with simulation neuroscience are a collection of platforms and atlases from the Blue Brain and our collaborators.

Blue Brain Nexus

Blue Brain Nexus has been built by the Blue Brain Project to organize, store and process exceptionally large volumes of data and support usage by a broad number of users.  The Blue Brain Nexcus ecosystem allows you to organize and better leverage your data through the use of a Knowledge Graph.


Channelpedia is a web based, freely accessible information management framework for comprehensive ion channel information. It uses a unique approach to manage scientific information by combining the functionality of unstructured wiki-like data with the advantage of a structured database. Currently it contains information for voltage gated ion channels, kinetic models and electrophysiology data from Kv channels.

Blue Brain Cell Atlas

The Blue Brain Cell Atlas is the first digital 3D cell atlas of the whole mouse brain. It provides neuroscientists with a unique insight into the cellular composition of the mouse brain. Users can view and download the number, major types and 3D positions of all neurons and glia in all 737 areas of the mouse brain.

EBRAINS Cellular Level Simulation Platform

The Blue Brain Project is a key contributor to the EBRAINS Cellular Level Simulation Platform*. Its purpose is to provide an internet-accessible collaborative platform designed for the reconstruction and simulation of brain models. The Platform comprises a suite of software tools and workflows for collaborative brain research to allow researchers to reconstruct and simulate detailed cellular level models of the brain, displaying emergent structures and behaviors. The tools provided by the EBRAINS Cellular Level Simulation Platform allow researchers to perform in silico experiments to validate models, and to perform investigations that are not possible in the laboratory. Tools developed by the Blue Brain Project have been made available through this Platform. *The majority of use cases and workflows on the EBRAINS Cellular Level Simulation Platform were formerly available on the HBP Brain Simulation Platform.