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ready NeuroInformatics Exchange Format

Abbreviation: NIX

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NIX defines a data model for annotated scientific datasets, i.e. data together with metadata, and a corresponding file format based on HDF5 for storing and sharing such datasets. In particular, this format was developed for storing electrophysiology and other neuroscience data together with their metadata. However, the data model is also able to represent other kinds of data used in the field e.g. image data or image stacks.


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Created in 2013

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File format and library for neuroscience data and metadata

Stoewer A, Kellner CJ, Benda J, Wachtler T, Grewe J
Front. Neuroinform. Conference Abstract: Neuroinformatics 2014 2014

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  • 01GQ0801, 01GQ1302 (Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Berlin, Germany)