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Neuroscience: Data

Neuroscience data sources

Data Management

Collaboration, file sharing and storage

Please contact Research Data Management ( before storing or sharing human neurological data.

bDrive: Berkeley instance of Google Drive; unlimited storage

Berkeley Box: 50 GB of file storage

bCourses Projects: File storage and collaborative projects/courses (2 GB)

Project Jupyter: Open source, interactive data science and scientific computing platform for research data documentation

Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs) with free trials (UC Berkeley does not recommend or discourage the use of any particular ELN):


Data Management: Guidance

Research Data Management at UC Berkeley (RDM@UCB) Consulting Service

RDM@UCB online resource guide

Data management guide: A portal for information on data requirements, management and sharing

Data Management General Guidance: Guidelines for creating, organizing, managing, and sharing your data [CDL]

NSF data management plan requirements: An outline from the NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences

Best Practices in Data Analysis and Sharing in Neuroimaging using MRI: Guidelines from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping's Committee on Best Practice in Data Analysis and Sharing (COBIDAS)

Data Management: Tools

DMPTool: Step-by-step instructions for creating a ready-to-use data management plan (DMP) that meets the requirements of specific funding agencies [CDL]

DASH: Publish datasets, and access published research data.

EZID: Create persistent identifiers (DOIs and ARKs) for digital content. Berkeley researchers can contact for a free account.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID): Register your own persistent digital identifier that uniquely designates you and supports automated linkages between you and your articles, presentations, and other products of scholarly creativity.

Data Management: Repositories

Open Access Directory of Data Repositories [Simmons University] Registry of Research Data Repositories

Data Acquisition and Access Program

The Data Acquisition and Access Program (DAAP) enables UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff to request data that require purchase, licensing or are otherwise restricted.  Made possible through a partnership between the University Libraries and the D-Lab, this program is focused on datasets that require license or user agreements to access.

The program has an open call for faculty, students and staff to submit requests for data.  More information on the criteria and eligibility for inclusion in this program can be found on the DAAP Guide.

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