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Conversion of public neurophysiology datasets to Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) format

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Contributor: Daksh Rathore

Mentors:Ankur Sinha, Padraig Gleeson, Björn Brembs


To promote transparency and enable the reuse of the data for subsequent studies, neuroscientists are increasingly making their experimental datasets available to the public. However, these dataset are often not in an accessible format, which makes it difficult for other researchers to carefully review and analyse the data. To address this issue, the Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) initiative is developing a format with the aim of making this data more reviewable and easier to interpret, analyse and share. The aim of this project is to convert publicly available neuroscience datasets to NWB format, add structured metadata and annotations, and make the converted datasets through the NWB Explorer on the Open Source Brain repository. This helps in aiding fellow researchers by bridging the gap between data availability and data analysis. Ultimately, the availability of well-organised and accessible neuroscience data can accelerate scientific progress and lead to better understanding and treatment of neurological disorders.

Completed Deliverables
  • Develop code to convert publicly available neuroscience datasets to NWB format
  • Add structured metadata and annotation to datasets
  • Make converted datasets available to NWB Explorer on the Open Source Brain repository