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List of openly available datasets

This is a collection of links to openly available datasets. There is a separate page with links to other databases (e.g. for stimulus generation and evaluation).
If you would like add something, please contact <Olaf DOT Hauk AT mrc-cbu DOT cam DOT ac DOT uk> or <Johan DOT Carlin AT mrc-cbu DOT cam DOT ac DOT uk>.
You must contact our IT department (<it-help AT mrc-cbu DOT cam DOT ac DOT uk>) before downloading any large datasets at the CBU. Some open datasets may already be available at the CBU.
Note that some datasets require registration or licensing before you are allowed to access them.

(f)MRI and Multimodal

OpenNEURO (free and open platform for sharing MRI, MEG, EEG, iEEG, and ECoG data)

(formerly OpenfMRI, now deprecated)

Wikipedia (list of neuroscience databases)

Cam-CAN (Cambridge Centre for Aging and Neuroscience large-scale data set)

Multimodal, multi-subject data set (EMEG and (f)MRI, famous/unfamiliar/scrambled faces)

Mother of unification studies (204-subject EEG/MEG/fMRI dataset to study language processing)

Human Connectome Project ("unparalleled compilation of neural data")

UK Biobank (huge medical database including neuroimaging data)

Amsterdam Open MRI Collection (A set of multimodal MRI datasets for individual difference analyses)

OASIS (longitudinal neuroimaging, clinical, cognitive, and biomarker dataset for normal aging and Alzheimer’s Disease)

CoCoMac Database, Collations of Connectivity data on the Macaque brain

Neurosynth (automated "meta-analysis" of fMRI data)

Studyforrest (publicly available neuroimaging data)

Natural Scenes Dataset (7T fMRI dataset on perception and memory of scenes)

multiBrain (A list of brain imaging datasets with multiple scans per subject.)

Enhancing NeuroImaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) Consortium is a collaborative network of researchers working together on a range of large-scale studies that integrate data from 70 institutions worldwide.


Note: Some datasets may be part of multimodal studies listed above.

ERP-Core (The ERP CORE provides stimulus presentation scripts, data from 40 neurotypical young adults, and EEGLAB/ERPLAB processing scripts for 6 optimized ERP paradigms.)

List of EEG/ERP data sets openly available for download.

Kilo-word ERP database: 960 words were presented to 75 participants in a go/no-go lexical decision task while recording event-related potentials (ERPs), see publication.

MEG-Sim (simulated MEG data)

Neural ElectroMagnetic Ontologies (NEMO, resources to support representation, classification, and meta-analysis of brain electromagnetic data


Some links to language-related databases on the Language Group Wiki

Linguistic Data Consortium (a collection of databases etc., see e.g. their Catalog page).

English Lexicon Project (orth/phon/lex information on English words, plus Lexical Decision and Reading Latencies, HAL Frequencies etc.)

British National Corpus (English words and phrases)

Database of Visual Eye Movements (DOVES, collection of eye movements from 29 human observers as they viewed 101 natural calibrated images)

Eye movements during viewing of complex images

Data repositories for eye-tracking research

OpenEDS (large-scale dataset of eye-images captured using virtual reality)

ComPlex eye-movement database of compound word reading in English

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