Systems neuroscience of the type we do is made possible by technical advances, and we want to explicitly recognize the critical role that painstaking engineering work plays in enabling scientific discoveries.
Many of the tools we use are developed, maintained, supported and distributed through Open Ephys and its partner company in Portugal, OEPS.
Shuttle drive implant: Manuscript (Voigts et al.) , Github, OE showcase
Tetrode twister: Manuscript (Newman et al.) , Github, OE showcase
For a comprehensive overview of tools showcased via open ephys see the website.
Most of the source files are linked to by the open ephys github organization .
The open neuro interface (oni) and associated onix system are designed to enable us to perform long-term experiments with naturalistic free behavior. It is lightweight, has an extremely thin tether and well functioning commutator, provides submillisecond feedback, 3D-tracking, many integrated peripherals, supports miniscopes, tetrode headstages, and Neuropixels probes, and is modular and easy to extend.
This project is being developed primarily by Jon Newman at MIT and Open Ephys (interface spec., hardware, firmware, API, and software), with Jack Zhang and Aaron Cuevas Lopez (firmware), Jakob Voigts (hardware), with support, and in coordination with, Filipe Carvalho, Daniel Aharoni, Josh Siegle, and Gonçalo Lopes.
The system will be distributed through Open Ephys and its partner company OEPS.