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Neurophysiology Virtual Data Showcase


At this virtual event by the OpenScope Program, NWB, and DANDI, learn about opportunities for secondary analysis of open neurophysiology data. Meet the teams behind the tools and data, see talks, and visit virtual posters.

Sep 28, 2022



9:00AM PT

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About This Event

Co-hosted by the OpenScope Program, DANDI Archive, Neurodata Without Borders (NWB), and The Kavli Foundation.

We invite you to attend the Open Neurodata Showcase on Wednesday, September 28, 9am-1:30pm PT. The goal of the event is to promote secondary analysis of open neurophysiology data in NWB and on DANDI. This is a virtual event and is open to anyone.

The day will begin with introductory talks about the Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) data standard, the DANDI archive, and the OpenScope program. The second half will include a roundtable discussion on data reuse, followed by a series of data blitz presentations and a virtual poster session. During the data blitz, invited speakers will present high-value datasets they have contributed to the DANDI archive. Finally, we will hold a virtual poster session on Gather for open discussion between data contributors and attendees.

We welcome anyone interested in existing neurophysiology data, including but not limited to:

  • Neuroscience graduate students, post-docs, and other researchers interested in using open data in their research

  • Educators who want to use real datasets in their lessons

  • Undergraduates and high school students interested in learning about neuroscience

  • Open science advocates

Anyone is welcome to attend the Virtual Data Showcase. NeuroDataReHack hackathon attendees are expected to participate.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Registered attendees will receive instructions to join the event online.

Please contact with questions.

Virtual Data Showcase Agenda



Time: Pacific

Zoom webinar opens to participants


Introduction to the virtual data showcase



Introduction to NWB: Scope, API, and tools NWB team 9:10-9:30am
Introduction to DANDI: Scope, web interface, downloading data, and DANDI Hub DANDI team 9:30-10:00am
Introduction to OpenScope: Scope, available datasets, high-level tour of existing analysis notebooks

OpenScope team




Roundtable discussion/panel on data reuse: pros and cons of reusing datasets, questions to ask, caveats

Selected speakers


Data blitz (1-2 minute presentations) Data blitz presenters 11:30am-12:00pm
Poster session: Held in Gather All 12:00-1:30pm

Organization and support

Program chairs: Ben Dichter, Jerome Lecoq, Oliver Rübel, Satrajit Ghosh, Saskia de Vries, Ryan Ly, and Stephanie Albin

Organizational support: Allen Institute and The Kavli Foundation

This workshop is supported by National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U24NS113646 (OpenScope Program) and Award Number 5U24NS120057-02 (Neurodata Without Borders), and by the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 5R24MH117295-03 (DANDI). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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