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INCF Working Group on NWB

Active, Closed for joining

Vijay Iyer, MathWorks


This working group serves the developers and users of MatNWB, the MATLAB interface to the INCF-endorsed Neurodata without Borders (NWB) data standard. Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) is a data standard for neurophysiology, providing neuroscientists with a common standard to share, archive, use, and build analysis tools for neurophysiology data. NWB is designed to store a variety of neurophysiology data, including data from intracellular and extracellular electrophysiology experiments, data from optical physiology experiments, and tracking and stimulus data.

How we work
  • Quarterly meetings
  • Slack channel

Ben Dichter, CatalystNeuro
Ueli Rutishauser, Cedars-Sinai
Ryan Ly, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Oliver Reubel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Vijay Iyer, MathWorks
Ellen Johnson, MathWorks
Cedric Wannaz, MathWorks
Lawrence Niu, MBF Bioscience



The goal of the MatNWB working group is to support the re-use of neurophysiology data via NWB by collecting MATLAB user requirements, outreaching to the wider MATLAB user community, coordinating among development teams (MatNWB, core NWB, MathWorks), identifying community project and collaboration opportunities, and other activities as may be determined.

  • Written recommendation documents among development groups (MatNWB, core NWB, MathWorks)
  • Written recommendations to MathWorks Neuroscience team for MatNWB community toolbox support project concept(s) (2022)
  • Establishment of curated reference collection of MatNWB DANDIset examples