Our lab contributes to the project "Neurodata Without Borders", whose goal is to create a platform for widespread sharing of neuroscientific data . The first step was the design of an open-source file format that can accommodate the storage and retrieval of neurophysiology data of many kinds, including electrical signals, optical recordings, behavioral data, stimulus records, and others. We think that adoption of a unified data format is an important step toward breaking down the barriers to data sharing in neuroscience. Even within our own laboratory, adopting such a standard will greatly help with "data sharing across time", by ensuring that archived data remain readable. To learn more about this, explore the many sharable data sets available already!
 Teeters, JL, Godfrey, K, Young, R, Dang, C, Friedsam, C, Wark, B, Asari, H, Peron, S, Li, N, Peyrache, A, Denisov, G, Siegle, JH, Olsen, SR, Martin, C, Chun, M, Tripathy, S, Blanche, TJ, Harris, K, Buzsaki, G, Koch, C, Meister, M, Svoboda, K, Sommer, FT (2015) Neurodata Without Borders: Creating a Common Data Format for Neurophysiology. Neuron 88:629–634. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.10.025.