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NWB Workshops and Hackathons


For the most up-to-date information about NeuroDataRehack, see the Allen Institute event page for NeuroDataReHack.

Generate new insights from existing neurophysiology data through secondary analysis


The final report for the 2022 NeuroDataReHack is now available on GitHub (PDF) (LaTeX).

Dates and Location


Apply through the Allen Institute here.

Organizing Committee

Program chairs: Ben Dichter, Oliver Rübel, Satrjit Ghosh, Jerome Lecoq, and Stephanie Albin

Administrative Support:

Additional Organizational Support



Recordings of talks will be made available on the NWB Youtube channel.

What to bring?


The DANDI Archive now has 89+ neurophysiology datasets in the NWB format spanning many different species, brain areas, task types, and imaging modalities. It is now time for us to shift our focus to reanalyzing these datasets. In this workshop, we will teach attendees about the open neurophysiology datasets available on the DANDI Archive and train them on how to maximally utilize the archive and the NWB standard to incorporate existing data into their scientific workflows. This is the first event of its type for NWB, so our team will also be learning about how we can facilitate data reuse in the neuroscience community.


This schedule is tentative. A more detailed schedule will be provided closer to the event.

Day 0: Thurs, Sept 29: NWB and DANDI Data Showcase (online)

9 - 9:30am - Data blitz (1 min presentations)

9:30 - 11am - Poster session in Gather Town

11 - 11:30am - Introduction to NWB: Scope, APIs, tools

11:30 - 12pm - Introduction to DANDI: Scope, web interface, downloading data, DANDI Hub

12 - 12:30pm - Introduction to OpenScope: Scope, available datasets, high-level tour of existing analysis notebooks

Day 1: Monday, Oct 3: Advanced core training

9 - 9:15am - Meet and greet

9:15 - 9:45am - Introduction to event: Goals, schedule, Kavli funding opportunities

9:45 - 10:15am - Round table discussion of project plans (2 minutes each)

10:15 - 11am - Hack and discuss

11 - 12pm - Advanced DANDI queries

12 - 1pm - Lunch

1 - 2pm - DANDI Hub: ros3, nwbwidgets, analysis, example-notebooks repo

2 - 3pm - OpenScope in-depth presentation of analysis notebooks

3 - 5pm - Hacking

Day 2: Tuesday, Oct 4: Hacking with breakouts

Hacking all day. Breakout sessions TBD.

Day 3: Wednesday Oct 5: Hacking and final presentations

3 - 4pm - Final project presentations (5 minutes each)

4 - 5pm - Feedback for organizers round table discussion


For instructions on how to create a project, see here

Hackathon Projects

The lists below provide an overview of specific projects for which at least one or more attendees have signed up for to contribute to. Projects are collaborative in nature. If you are attending the hackathon and are interested in participating in any of the existing projets then please contact the team listed on the project page.


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