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ready Neuroscience Information 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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How to cite this record NIX; Neuroscience Information Exchange Format; DOI:; Last edited: March 12, 2021, 3:19 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 25 2022 11:37 a.m.

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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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EBRAINS is a platform for sharing brain research data ranging in type as well as spatial and temporal scale. The EBRAINS data curation service aims to provide maximum impact, visibility, reusability, and longevity. The user interface of the EBRAINS Knowledge Graph allows you to easily find data of interest. EBRAINS hosts a wide range of data types and models from different species. All data are well described and can be accessed immediately for further analysis.

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

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