Nemar: a brain initiative science gateway to neuroelectromagnetic data, tools, and computation
To take advantage of recent and ongoing advances in intensive and large-scale computational methods, and to preserve the scientific data created by publicly funded research projects, public data archives must be created as well as standards for specifying, identifying, and annotating the deposited data. The value of and interest in such archives among researchers can be greatly increased by connecting them to active computational capabilities and a framework of analysis and search tools that support further analysis as well as larger scale meta-analysis and data mining.
NEMAR, the NeuroElectroMagnetic Archive for Research, serves as a gateway to BIDS-formatted NEM (EEG, MEG, iEEG) imaging data uploaded and shared on OpenNeuro.org. NEMAR offers a range of functions, including data search and visualization, and operates as a freely accessible integrated resource known as DATCOR (Data, Tools, and Compute Resource) dedicated to human NeuroElectroMagnetic brain imaging data. The construction of NEMAR leverages the HubZero framework, an open-source software platform renowned for empowering gateway development, data publication, resource sharing, collaboration, and community-building within a unified web-based ecosystem.