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:

If you have any questions regarding the module content please ask them in the relevant module channel on the school Discord server. If you do not have access to the server and would like to join, please send us an email at school [dot] brainhack [at] gmail [dot] com.


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

The presentation slides are available here.

Jupyter Notebook to follow is here. If you are not able to run the notebook through mybinder, you can download it from this link, and run it locally inside a virtual environment.

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 your local TA(s) to validate you completed the exercises correctly.
  • 🎉 🎉 🎉 you completed this training module! 🎉 🎉 🎉

More resources

Open Access Data

Handling the Data