Tools and Services
G-Node provides various services and tools to facilitate data access, data management, and data sharing.
Data Management and Sharing
The G-Node data management platform is a service that lets you organize, annotate, and access your data through a web browser, which is a great way of ensuring access to your data wherever you are, and for sharing your data with your collaborators or the public.
Current developments include a RESTful API
to enable easy access from different applications,
together with Matlab and Python clients that enables scientists to access their data at the
G-Node database from their Matlab or Python scripts.
G-Node offers assistance and support for specific data management or data sharing requirements that cannot be dealt with using our standard services. If you have specific needs please contact us at email@example.com
In a collaboration with people from the Bernstein Center Munich
we develop a standard metadata format for data annotation in electrophysiology, odML,
which accounts for the variety of experimental approaches
by providing flexibility in terms of the information that is stored.
Terminologies for Electrophysiology
are part of the odML metadata approach. Using a common terminology facilitates data sharing and reproducibility of experiments. We invite the community to provide input and feedback.
Neuroshare is a standard API to access data in proprietary formats, which is supported by many vendors. We develop a number of tools to facilitate data access through Neuroshare, such as
- A Neuroshare to HDF5 Converter
- A library to use Neuroshare on Unix(-like) Systems
- Python Bindings for Neuroshare
- Matlab Bindings for Neuroshare
Data Objects for Neurophysiology
Web Data Analysis Tool
Hosted Services and Collaborations
We support the continued development of Rolf Kötter's
Database of Cortical Connectivity in the Macaque and host
an new version of the database with improved features and
an improved interface at cocomac.g-node.org
(The original Cocomac database will continue to be available at cocomac.org)
Spike Sorting Validation
In a collaboration with people from the Bernstein Center Berlin
and the Norwegian INCF Node we are setting up a web site for
the validation of spike sorting methods. This site will
provide benchmark datasets and will automatically
evaluate the sorting results uploaded by users who want
to benchmark their spike sorting methods.
Teaching and Training
G-Node runs and supports different training activities in Neuroinformatics, such as the
and the course on
We are also involved in the INCF activities to promote training in neuroinformatics.