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Data sets and requirements

Information about the sample data sets and documents giving additional information about the requirements for the NWB data format.

NWB data sets

The following are the sample data sets which are the primary use cases for the development of the common data format.

This page will be updated to reference additional data sets and requirements as they are compiled.

Documents with additional information

Document nwb_hackathon1.pdf (click the name to download) contains:

  • Summary of data sets and analysis goals for each data set
  • Data format requirements
  • Data format candidates
  • Potential evaluation criteria


Document Requirements for storing neurophysiology data (pdf, click to open) describes the requirements for storing neurophysiology data and metadata.  It was developed by the Electrophysiology Task Force of the INCF Program on Standards for Data Sharing  for the purpose of helping to develop a standard for storing neurophysiology data.  More information about the INCF Task Force is here.

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