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Call for community review of NIX data model

INCF is asking for your help to review the Neuroscience Information Exchange (NIX) Format to assess its value as a community standard.

Originally developed for electrophysiology data, the NIX data model allows for storage of fully annotated datasets (including metadata) in a consistent, comprehensive format. The model can be used with predefined or custom terminology allowing for specificity. The goal of the model is to provide a common data structure and APIs for data types across disciplines.

The NIX project includes native I/O libraries for C++ and Python, language bindings for Java and MATLAB, and a viewer for NIX datafiles, although the HDF5 viewer can also be used.

We are asking for your review as part of our process. This is to ensure that the standard is both useful and practical to the community. This is your opportunity to weigh in on the benefits and drawbacks in order to improve the quality of the standard.

Add your thoughts: bit.ly/NIXreview

DOI: 10.7490/f1000research.1117858.1

Find out more about NIX: bit.ly/NIXinfo

Check out this short video on NIX: bit.ly/NIXclip

Learn more about why your voice matters: bit.ly/SBPcommunity