Open data

Open data

"Learning the basics of open data and open resource discovery."


The estimated time to complete this training module is 1.5h.

The prerequisites to take this module are:

Contact Isil Bilgin if you have questions on this module, or if you want to check that you completed successfully all the exercises.


This module was presented by Sebastian Urchs during Brainhack School 2020.

The presentation slides are available here.

Jupyter Notebook to follow is here.

The video presentation is available below:


  • Watch the video presentation by Sebastian Urchs and go over the slides.
  • Find an open neuroimaging dataset via one of the resource links described in the presentation that has at least 40 participants and including phenotypic information that could be useful to your project (age, gender, cognitive scores, diagnoses, etc.)
  • Download at least one of these participants and their accompanying phenotypic information.
  • Follow up with Isil Bilgin to validate you completed the exercise correctly.
  • 🎉 🎉 🎉 you completed this training module! 🎉 🎉 🎉

More resources

Open Access Data

FCP-INDI OpenNeuro Canadian Open Neuroscience Portal openMorph Nilearn Data Set

Handling the Data