NIF Data Federation
The NIF Data Federation provides the ability to drill down into individual databases and data sets and return relevant content. This type of content, part of the so called “hidden Web,” is typically not indexed by existing web search engines.
In order for NIF to directly query these independently maintained databases and datasets, database providers must register their database or dataset with the NIF Data Federation and specify permissions. Learn more about registering your resource.
NIF simultaneously queries all the federated databases and datasets through its search interface. The results are displayed under the Data Federation tab and are categorized by data type and nervous system level. In this way, users can easily step through the content of multiple resources, all from the same interface.
Each federated resource individually displays their query results with links back to the relevant datasets within the host resource. This allows users to take advantage of additional views on the data and tools that are available through the host database. The NIF site provides tutorials for each resource, indicated by the "Professor Icon" showing users how to navigate the results page once directed there through the NIF. Additionally, query results may be exported as an Excel document.
Note: NIF is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does NIF endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these external sites.
Brain Machine Interface Platform
Clinical Trials Network
Diabetic Complications Consortium
Drug Related Gene Database
Exon Array Browser
Gene Ontology Tools
Lab for Visual Neuroscience
National Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers
Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas