IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenge - Glasgow, Scotland

Submission Dates:
08/04/2017 to 10/31/2017
Citation Author(s):
J.A. Anguera, J. Boccanfuso, J.L. Rintoul, O. Al-Hashimi, F. Faraji, J. Janowich, E. Kong, Y.Larraburo, C. Rolle, E. Johnston and A. Gazzaley
Submitted by:
Sin-Kuen Hawkins
Last updated:
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:50
Creative Commons Attribution


Terabytes of brain EEG data are available through open sources, collected from tests associated with human cognitive capability, stroke patient recovery, class learning ability, and other social environments, over a wide range of demographics. Some also play with stimulus such as audio, music, video, lights and digital games. 

You are cordially invited to register for the third IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenge to be held on 31 October 2017 as part of the IEEE SENSORS Conference. You can exercise your curiosity and creativity to make sense of the datasets that you have selected for the challenge.

The purpose of this challenge is to:

  • educate brain signal system technology

  • assess usability of current brain signal databases

  • explore Big Data analytics, artificial intelligence, deep learning for user-centric brain signal databank

  • facilitate brain signal data formatting standardization

More details are available at


Teams/individuals are expected to creatively demonstrate value based on open source or private brain data.  Open source brain data include, but are not limited to the following:

  • University of California - San Francisco, NeuroRacer brain signal datasets, Nature, The International Weekly Journal of Science, doi: 10.1038/nature12486, p. 97 - 101, continued with notes, p. 1-28, 5 Sept., 2013.   Please complete the form (see below) to request access to these datasets which have been uploaded onto IEEE DataPort.

  • University of California – San Diego, Swartz Center of Computational Neuroscience released EEG data acquired using the Neuroscan software,  

  • Brain/Neural Computer Interaction: Horizon 2020 - Open access BCI datasets,

All datasets to be used for the BDB Challenge must be anonymized.


It is highly recommended that you have selected your datasets and begun work on your projects prior to the event date.

Registration is OPEN at

Please contact if you have any questions specific to this event in Berlin.


Dear Professor,
Please let me know the way to download the EEG data.
Thank you,

Dataset Files

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