This working group serves users and use cases of MATLAB (and Simulink) for cellular-scale neuroscience, including electrical live recordings (e.g., neural probes), optical live recordings (e.g., calcium imaging), and anatomical imaging (e.g., connectomics). The working group is attuned to the associated data streams (e.g., behavioral data), computational methods (e.g., spike sorting, cellular source separation, neural simulation), and research resources/infrastructure (e.g., data archives, data standards). Cellular-scale neuroscience seeks to understand the function and structure of the central & peripheral nervous system at the levels of neurons & glia, including how they connect and interact as modules/networks at larger scales (aka systems neuroscience) and across select modules/networks distributed across the brain/body (the “mesoscale”).
This working group serves the developers and users of MatNWB, the MATLAB interface to the INCF-endorsed Neurodata without Borders (NWB) data standard. Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) is a data standard for neurophysiology, providing neuroscientists with a common standard to share, archive, use, and build analysis tools for neurophysiology data. NWB 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 Working Group aims to develop tools for the ARTEM-IS standard for electrophysiological methods reporting. ARTEM-IS stands for an Agreed Reporting Template for EEG Methodology - International Standard. Accurate reporting is critical for transparent, reproducible, replicable research in the scientific record, and allows advanced forms of meta-science to be conducted. Systematic reviews of EEG literature have highlighted specific and actionable weaknesses in the way that methods are typically reported - in particular, a lack of specificity about individual methodological decisions in the methods sections of journal articles. This challenge can be addressed by designing tools that facilitate detailed methodology documentation, where the structure of the tool helps to reduce errors, ambiguities and omissions in reporting. This outcome will be achieved more effectively through the collaborative action of EEG stakeholders, so that the tools are designed to maximise ease of use, clarity and specificity.
The INCF German Node (G-Node) provides various services and tools to facilitate data access, data management, and data sharing. Focusing on the development and free distribution of tools for handling and analyzing neurophysiological data. Learn more: http://www.g-node.org/
We measure and evaluate electrical activity in the human brain and investigate human behavior in stressful and repetitive situations. We provide services for the collection, storage, description, analysis and sharing of large data sets from biomedicine, particularly the signals from EEG, ECG and other bio sensors. We specialize in the collection and evaluation of brain event related potentials (ERP). Learn more at: http://neuroinformatics.kiv.zcu.cz/articles/read/eegerp-portal-eegbase-…
The Working Group is composed of electrophysiology representatives from the INCF network, Human Brain Project (HBP), Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) Core Development Team, and Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC), sharing use cases from the respective projects.The initial use cases are from intracellular electrophysiology, with good coverage over most typical ICEPhys protocols. This schema is also useful for other 1D signals over time that are used as stimuli. In addition, the ontology defines a specification for parameterizing the stimulus templates. This is a strategy for stimulus description that should eventually be easily extendable to 2D (i.e. visual) stimuli, which is another large class of stimuli that is common in NWB.