Neuroinformatics Research Group
Neuroinformatics Research Group


About us


The Neuroinformatics Research Group builds tools and infrastructure to capture (at scale), analyze (at scale), and share scientific data for the Center for Brain Science and Massachusetts General Hospital. Our group is committed to open-source software development and sharing useful infrastructure such as the Survana platform for secure online survey authoring and delivery. We also support a vast number of open-source projects outside of Harvard as well, including the Extensible Neuroimaging Archive Toolkit (XNAT). Our data sharing initiative has produced the Brain Genomics Superstruct Project open data release, one of the largest and most comprehensive neuroimaging data sets to date.

Starting on October 2nd, 2019, we will be hosting Office Hours in the B4 basement, room B435.05, Every Wednesday from 11:30AM to 12:00 PM unless otherwise noted here.


randy L. buckner Ph.D.

Randy is a Professor at Harvard and Associate Director of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH. His research develops and applies neuroimaging techniques to explore human memory in health and disease, including promoting tools for managing and sharing data. Before coming to Harvard, Randy was at Washington University in St. Louis where he developed XNAT with the NRG at WUSTL.


timothy m. o'keefe

Tim is a senior software engineer and manager of the Neuroinformatics Research Group. Tim’s mission is to facilitate scientific discovery by building up the right infrastructure, with the right people, and lots and lots of glue.


harris hoke

From continuous integration to applications monitoring and performance tuning, Harris is developing an extensive platform to support core services that drive brain science research at Harvard and MGH. Harris is working hard to make sure that our mission critical data and services are reliable, stable, and performant at all times.