The SPARC data structure is a consistent file structure and naming convention, based on the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) to ensure that the diverse types of data in SPARC is organized in a similar manner. The current version is SDS 2.0 (released June 24, 2022).
Navigating SPARC Datasets
SPARC Data Structure: Rationale and Design of a FAIR Standard for Biomedical Research Data (bioRxiv) https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.10.430563
- Conversion and standardization tool: https://neuromorpho.org/xyz2swc/ui/
- Compatible FAIR tools: https://neuromorpho.org/tools.jsp
SPARC datasets span many different fields, including anatomy, physiology, and modeling and simulation. Some example uses:
- Understand the structure and function of the vagus nerve
- iWAT (inguinal White Adipose Tissue) sympathetic innervation circuit pseudorabies viral tracing in reporter mice contributed by Muenzberg et al. (2021) DOI: 10.26275/mhq6-csy1
- Visualizing sympathetic projections in the intact brown adipose tissue depot in the mouse contributed by Seoeun Lee and Lori Zeltser (2020) DOI: 10.26275/ge74-ypxd
- Identification of peripheral neural circuits that regulate heart rate using optogenetic and viral vector strategies by Hanna et al. (2021) DOI:10.26275/0ce8-cuwi.