Neuroshare Revisited

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 209B
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Washington, D.C.
United States

November 12, 2011, 18:30 - 22:00
Standards for Datasharing
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The Neuroshare API ( was developed as a standard interface to access neurophysiological experiment data. Many vendors provide Neuroshare libraries for their data formats, and many tools for neurophysiology data analysis rely on this standard to read from a variety of files. The Neuroshare approach has proven highly useful, but it also has limits. Not all platforms are supported, and data access is limited to the data items specified by the current standard. Other information that may be included in the data files is not accessible through this interface. This limitation is becoming more severe as progress in recording technology advances and vendors include more information in their data files. Likewise, the number of analysis tools that could make use of this information is steadily increasing. INCF therefore proposes a discussion on the Neuroshare approach and possible future developments. We invite data acquisition system vendors, data analysis software developers, and users to discuss the needs as well as the options for improving and facilitating access to neurophysiological data. Attendance is limited and registration is required: please email

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