Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology (NWB:N)

Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology (NWB:N) is a data standard for neurophysiology, providing neuroscientists with a common standard to share, archive, use, and build common analysis tools for neurophysiology data. NWB:N is designed to store a variety of neurophysiology data, including data from intracellular and extracellular electrophysiology experiments, data from optical physiology experiments, and tracking and stimulus data.

This page is used to collect and organize materials around the NWB:N data standard and ecosystem. For an overview of the Neurodata Without Borders project at large, see also the website.

NWB:N – An Ecosystem for Neuroscience Data Standardization

NWB:N is more than just a file format; it defines an ecosystem of tools, methods, and standards for storing, sharing, and analyzing complex neurophysiology data. For more details, see the Project Overview.

NWB:N Components

Citing NWB:N 2.0

Oliver Ruebel, Andrew Tritt, B. Dichter, T. Braun, N. Cain, N. Clack, T. J. Davidson, M. Dougherty, J.-C. Fillion-Robin, N. Graddis, M. Grauer, J. T. Kiggins, L. Niu, D. Ozturk, W. Schroeder, I. Soltesz, F. T. Sommer, K. Svoboda, L. Ng, L. M. Frank, K. Bouchard, “NWB:N 2.0: An Accessible Data Standard for Neurophysiology,” January 18, 2019, doi: (preprint) (Online Abstract) (PDF)


Aug. 2019 Issue of the NWB:N Newsletter

August 12, 2019

A new issue of our NWB:N newsletter is now available online here.

Report of the 6th NWB:N User and Developer Days

June 7, 2019

The final report of the 6th NWB:N Developer Hackathon and User Days is now available online (PDF)(LaTeX).

NWB:N User and Developer Days

May 17, 2019

Thank you to all our amazing users and developers! The User and Developer Days were a great success. We had 42 attendees from ~29 different major institutions working together on 29+ different projects. We have seen many new tools, datasets, and success stories. See the event website for details.

NWB:N 2.0 Released

Jan. 18, 2019

We are excited to announce the full release of Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology version 2.0 (NWB:N 2.0). With NWB:N 2.0 we have made significant advances towards creating a usable standard, software ecosystem, and vibrant community for standardizing neurophysiology data. With PyNWB and MatNWB this release also includes advanced NWB:N-compliant data APIs for both Python and Matlab. For further details please see our full news release

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