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Call for community review: Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology (NWB:N) 2.0 - a data standard for neurophysiology as an INCF-endorsed standard

11 October 2019

NWB:N 2.0 is a data standard for neurophysiology, providing neuroscientists with a common standard to share, archive, use, and build common analysis tools for neurophysiology data. The standard is designed to store a variety of neurophysiology data, including from intracellular and extracellular electrophysiology experiments, optical physiology experiments, as well as tracking and stimulus data.

NWB:N 2.0 has been submitted to INCF for endorsement and is now open for community review, which is an important step in our endorsement process. You can read and comment on the NWB:N 2.0 standard on our F1000 channel - your feedback is important!

As a part of INCF’s work towards a more open and FAIR neuroscience, we have developed an endorsement process which includes:

  • a review from an expert committee making sure that it fulfils the criteria of open, FAIR, testing and implementation, governance, adoption and use, stability and support, and comparison to similar standards

  • a 60-day open community review: by involving the community for feedback we make sure that the standards and best practices we endorse are valuable to the end-users

INCF promotes common and compatible standards that ensure that the funds and efforts being put into neuroscience research yields the most efficient outcome. Community involvement in these standards is necessary not only to make FAIR resources and processes work but also to keep them up to date. By endorsing standards and best practices we make it easier to find the best resource for your research but it also gives recognition and visibility for those who put in their time and effort into developing them.

If you want to get involved in the standards and best practices work, or to find out more about the process, please visit the INCF website.