Maryann Martone, Ph.D.

Dr. Maryann Martone received her BA from Wellesley College in biological psychology and her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. Currently, she is a Professor Emerita at UCSD, but maintains an active laboratory. She started her career as a neuroanatomist, specializing in light and electron microscopy, but her main research for the past 15 years has focused on informatics for neuroscience, i.e., neuroinformatics.  She led the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF), a national project to establish a uniform resource description framework for neuroscience, and the NIDDK Information Network (dknet), a portal for connecting researchers in digestive, kidney and metabolic disease to data, tools, and materials.  She is Editor-in-Chief of Brain and Behavior, an open access journal, and on the editorial board of Nature Scientific DataFrontiers in Neuroinformatics and Journal of Neuroinformatics. Dr. Martone is a strong advocate for open science, open data and revamping our current systems of scholarly communication, dissemination and assessment.  Dr. Martone is past President of FORCE11, an organization dedicated to advancing scholarly communication and e-scholarship and currently serves as the chair of the Council on Training, Science and Infrastructure for the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility.  She was one of the authors of the FAIR principles for making data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.  Since retiring from UCSD, she has served as the Director of Biological Sciences for Hypothesis, a technology non-profit developing an open annotation layer for the web and she founded SciCrunch, a technology start up based on technologies developed by NIF and dkNET.  

Hear Professor Maryann Martone from University of California, San Diego, explain why she is involved in the INCF. The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), together with its 17 member countries, coordinates collaborative informatics infrastructure for neuroscience data integration and manages scientific programs to develop standards for data sharing, analysis, modeling and simulation in order to catalyze insights into brain function in health and disease.