Simulator-independent representation of ionic conductance models with ChannelDB

David Beeman, James M. Bower

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ChannelDB is an implementation of a database of ionic conductance models, stored in simulator-independent NeuroML format, in order to share channel models between different neural simulators. At present, ChannelDB is implemented as a stand-alone module with its own graphical user interface to the database, which is implemented with MySQL. The NeuroML development kit parser is used to create Java objects from the NeuroML format (XML) files stored in the database. These are then accessed with Java software to create simulation scripts for the particular simulator. ChannelDB with all source code and documentation may be downloaded from

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1085-1090
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jun 2004


  • Database
  • NeuroML
  • Realistic modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence


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