Brain Data Science Platform tutorials are intended to provide hands-on introductions to the data and software available from this resource. This index lists currently available BDSP tutorials by category, as well as reference manuals, workshop materials, and links to other tutorials likely to be of interest to BDSP visitors.

BioData Catalyst (BDC)

BDSP users access and perform research on BDSP datasets via BDC. BDC is a secure cloud-based computing environment, developed by the NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and Velsera (formerly known as Seven Bridges). BDC allows researchers to find, access, share, store, and compute on large datasets, including those provided through BDSP. In BDC, researchers are able to:

  • Utilize “out of the box” computational tools (e.g. seizure and epileptiform spike detectors; sleep staging algorithms; NLP tools)
  • Establish secure workspaces for collaborative work, bringing computation to the data (rather than the data to the computation)
  • Leverage powerful and scalable infrastructure to share workflows, tools, datasets, and results for re-use by others
  • Construct and enhance annotated metadata for datasets that comply with FAIR data principles
  • Conduct your own research in the cloud!

How to sign up for a BDC account:

You will need:

1- eRA commons ID: Usually you will get this through your insitution. Instructions are here:

2- BDC account: log in or sign up here: BioData Catalyst

There are two options. The one you want is BDC "powered by seven bridges".

Interacting with BDSP Project Data on AWS

Tutorial explaining how to interact and download with the data published together with the BDSP Project. You can find more details here.