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Data set classes on this platform include:

  • Electrophysiological recordings from humans and rodents
  • Digital micrographs of brain tissue
  • Scripts and code used for analysis of data
  • Printable 3D models and microcontroller code
  • Code for modelling of neuronal networks

All downloads require making an account; the primary reason for this is to enable us to monitor downloads of datasets which allows us to report this to funding bodies.

All downloads require registering for an account; the primary reason for this is to enable us to monitor downloads of datasets which allows us to report this to funding bodies. There is no approval process for accounts, so there are no delays after confirming the email address given during registration.

The majority of downloads are available to all registered users, upon agreeing to the terms and conditions, which are specific to each dataset. We may also list datasets that require approval for download access. If this is the case, the reasoning for this decision will be described on the dataset page, as well as the conditions that have to be met before access will be granted.

Datasets on this site are licensed under an number of different terms, please check the full terms linked from the individual dataset pages. To maximise the potential reuse of our data, our most frequently used licence is Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

If you would like to license a dataset under different terms, please contact us; for example if you plan to make commercial-use derivative of a dataset that you would like to license with more restrictive terms, which is not compatible with the Share Alike clause.

We support UKRI's policy on making research data as open as possible, and the Concordat on Open Research Data.

Our Unit Sharing Policy includes processes for requests for data sharing.

We have committed to having the datasets stored on this sharing platform available indefinitely. At the end of the funding of the MRC BNDU, we will find appropriate platforms to host the datasets, where they can continue to be available. We will ensure that DOIs that resolve to this platform will be changed to the new locations.

Although the datasets on this site are released under various terms, they all require clear attribution of credit when reused.

We require that the advice given by the Digital Curation Centre for citing datasets is followed. A citation should include at least the following information:

Creators [Authors], year of publication of the dataset, title of the dataset, publisher of the dataset, and an identifier [in the form of a DOI if one is allocated, or the full URL to the dataset page on this site if not].

An example in the Oxford referencing style:

Herz, D. (2017), Neural correlates of speed-accuracy adjustments in the subthalamic nucleus [dataset] (University of Oxford), doi:10.5287/bodleian:VEd27b0Yr

Some datasets may be revised, particularly those that comprise of scripts, programmes, or models. In these cases, the datasets will have version numbers allocated, and these should be also cited. This site will retain all versions of datasets.

Any questions or comments concerning the Data Sharing Platform can be addressed to Ben Micklem, Research Support Manager, at