Shared near-infrared file format (.snirf)

Definition: The Shared Near Infrared File Format (SNIRF) is a standardized file format based on the Hierarchical Data Format (HDF5) used for organizing, storing, and sharing Near-Infrared Spectroscopy data and associated metadata. This format facilitates the exchange and analysis of fNIRS data across different hardware and software platforms. SNIRF is compatible with a variety of fNIRS analysis toolboxes and software platforms. It is designed to encapsulate various types of information, including metadata about the measurement, NIRS data, stimulus or trigger data, information about the probe set used, and any auxiliary data. The adoption of the SNIRF format helps streamline data sharing and collaboration within the fNIRS research community.Definition: The Shared Near Infrared File Format (SNIRF) is a standardized file format based on the Hierarchical Data Format (HDF5) used for organizing, storing, and sharing Near-Infrared Spectroscopy data and associated metadata. This format facilitates the exchange and analysis of fNIRS data across different hardware and software platforms. SNIRF is compatible with a variety of fNIRS analysis toolboxes and software platforms. It is designed to encapsulate various types of information, including metadata about the measurement, NIRS data, stimulus or trigger data, information about the probe set used, and any auxiliary data. The adoption of the SNIRF format helps streamline data sharing and collaboration within the fNIRS research community.

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References: https://github.com/fNIRS/snirf

Related terms: BIDS, Open Science, Open Data

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