open-source electrophysiology

Our aim is to organize and facilitate the development of community-built tools for neuroscience. Your contributions are an essential part of this.

Using and understanding open source tools allows you to run previously impossible experiments, so learning about them is time well spent. To get started, please read the wiki. We try to add a lot of both introductory and in-depth information about all of our tools.


You should contribute to the wiki, even if it's just small additions or questions. If there's something that you'd like to see on the wiki that you can't contribute yourself, please make an account and add at least an almost empty page as a place holder until someone else can add the info.

For questions about individual tools or projects, have a look at the corresponding repository on GitHub. Most tools come with well-commented/documented source code that complements the information found on the wiki.

To keep up to date with a tool that you're using, it's worthwhile to watch the repository of that tool on GitHub. You'll automatically get notified if a new feature is added, or if a new issue is reported or fixed.


If you have problems with a tool, first check if there already is an issue listed on the tool's issue tracker on GitHub (click here for example for the GUI). Also be sure to check the closed issues. Often a solution to common setup problems can be found there. If not, please add an issue and we'll solve it ASAP.

If you have made improvements to our software, or developed something that works with an existing tool on our repositories, even if it's as small as an adapter design, a small PCB, or a 3D-printed part—please sign up for GitHub, fork the relevant repository, and submit a pull request. We'll add your contribution to our repository so that others can benefit from it.

If you have existing open-source hardware or software that's well-documented and relevant to the electrophysiology community, we're probably interested in featuring it on our site - please get in touch.


For general questions and discussion that don't fit into the format of the issue tracker or wiki, please join our mailing list or send an email to

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