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, contradict, or 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 have 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: our public endpoint and webshare: A subset of the datasets is also available at If you have an interest in a dataset that is not listed or is lacking information, please contact us. We will always respond to requests, assuming that the user has a sufficient level of knowledge to handle the data. 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

The top menu “Databank” serves as a web interface to the data that is stored in a relational database, which means there are many entry points for exploring the data. The web interface that contains meta-data for each session and there are direct links to each dataset. The datasets are organized by the primary investigator, animals, and sessions.

How to cite

If you are using any of our data in a publication, please cite below DOI and the original study/studies producing the data.

Petersen, Peter Christian, Hernandez, Michelle, & Buzsáki, György. (2018). Public access to electrophysiological datasets collected in the Buzsaki Lab. Zenodo.