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With scientists storing data in scores of different ways, Neurodata Without Borders provides a common format or “language” for brain data, beginning with neurophysiology –

An alliance of brain researchers and funders has announced a common data format to facilitate the free and open exchange of complex information about the brain—information that scientists can then use to accelerate progress in understanding the brain and developing new treatments for brain disorders.

 

The new format, known as Neurodata Without Borders (NWB): Neurophysiology, is the first widely available format that allows researchers to capture and share data generated by two of the most widely used methods in brain research: optical and electrical neurophysiology. A description of the format and its potential impact on the field of neuroscience is published in the journal Neuron.

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