IEEE Brain Data Bank Challenge - St. Petersburg, Russia

Submission Dates:
05/12/2017 to 06/16/2017
Citation Author(s):
To be provided
Submitted by:
Sin-Kuen Hawkins
Last updated:
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:35
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 this data challenge and exercise your curiosity and creativity to make sense out of these datasets. The brain data bank challenge will take place as part of the IEEE International Symposium on Video and Audio Signal Processing in the Context of Neurotechnologies (SPCN), June 26-27, at St. Petersburg, Russia.

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


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 access these datasets.
  • University of California – San Diego, Swartz Center of Computational Neuroscience,


Private brain signal data are also allowed should participants decide to bring their own.

Details and registration information for the data challenge are available at

Please contact if you have any questions specific to this St. Petersburg event.




Raw EEG data can be viewed in MATLAB with EEGLAB toolbox. One has to download both in order to make the dataset visible.

Dataset Files

You must be an approved participant in this data competition to access dataset files. To request access you must first login.