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.
The INCF German Node (G-Node) provides various services and tools to facilitate data access, data management, and data sharing. Focusing on the development and free distribution of tools for handling and analyzing neurophysiological data. Learn more: http://www.g-node.org/
This Working Group coordinates community efforts for the development of open, use case- driven and shared validatable data models (schemas, vocabularies) to enable the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) for basic, computational and clinical neuroscience (meta)data. It uses provenance information to define the context from which scientific data was generated, including the type of data, its significance, quality and potential for integration and reuse. Data models have been developed thus far for electrophysiology, neuron morphology, brain atlases, and computational modelling. Future developments could include brain imaging, transcriptomic and clinical form data, as determined by the Working Group membership and community interests.
This Working Group formed as the result of a merger of several INCF Working Groups working in the areas of neuroimaging and reproducibility. The group has several separate projects that all have reproducibility in neuroimaging as an overarching theme, specifically focusing on data sharing, data management, and data description. The working group is composed of 3 task forces: Brain Imaging Informatics (NIDASH), Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS), Neuroimaging Data Model (NIDM).