Public access to electrophysiological datasets collected in the Buzsaki Lab

The Buzsaki Lab is proud to present a large selection of experimental data available for public access. We publicly share more than a thousand sessions (about 40TB of raw and spike- and LFP-processed data) via our public data repository. The datasets are from freely moving rodents and include sleep-task-sleep sessions (3 to 24 hrs continuous recording sessions) in various brain structures, including metadata. We are happy to assist you to use these data. Our goal is that by sharing these data, other users can provide new insights, extend (or contradict/clarify) our conclusions.

The database contains electrophysiological recordings performed in freely moving rats and mice collected by investigators in the Buzsaki Lab over several years (a subset from head-fixed mice). Sessions has been collected with extracellular electrodes using high-channel-count silicon probes, with spike sorted single units, and intracellular and juxtacellular combined with extracellular electrodes. Several sessions include physiologically and optogenetically identified units. The sessions have been collected from various brain region pairs: the hippocampus, thalamus, amygdala, post-subiculum, septal region and the entorhinal cortex and various neocortical regions. In most behavioral tasks, the animals performed spatial behaviors (linear mazes and open fields), preceded and followed by long sleep sessions. Brain state classification is provided.

Accessing and downloading the datasets using Globus or our public webshare

We share the database through two services: A public Globus.org endpoint and our webshare: buzsakilab.nyumc.org. A subset of the datasets is also available at CRCNS.org. If you have interest in a dataset that is not listed or is lacking information, please contact us. We will always respond to (reasonable) requests, assuming that the user has sufficient level of knowledge to handle the data.

Web interface

We constructed a web interface that contains meta-data for each session here: buzsakilab.com/wp/datasets/. Please visit the link or this introduction page to learn more about accessing the meta-data with a mySQL client (including Matlab and Python). On the web interface and in the mySQL database, there are direct links to each dataset. The datasets are organized by primary investigator, animals and sessions.

Missing information

Please contact us, if you need more details on a given dataset. We pledge to make our data available immediately after publication. Suggestions for improvement will be appreciated.

Web interface example

2018-10-31T17:40:43+00:00October 29th, 2018|