NIH Request for Information: Strategically Critical Resources or Infrastructures

Posted by mrueschman on February 1, 2018 in News

Update from Susan Redline, NSRR Director - March 16, 2018 Dear Colleagues, We hope you or your colleagues/trainees have benefited from data from the NSRR. Keep reading

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HomePAP Dataset Released

Posted by mrueschman on September 1, 2017 in Releases

I am pleased to announce that data from the Home Positive Airway Pressure (HomePAP) study are now available. HomePAP took place between 2008 and 2010; it was a project in which 373 subjects at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) were randomized to either a laboratory-based or home-based pathway for diagnosis and (if necessary) titration. Keep reading

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Next NSRR Complex Signals Core Seminar - Thursday March 9th at 3 pm

Posted by SaraMariani on March 6, 2017 in News

The next seminar of the Complex Signals Core will be held on Thursday, March 9th, at 3 pm in the Zinner Breakout Room, at 70 Francis Street. Dr. Shaun Purcell, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School) will give the following talk: “Phenotyping sleep” The talk will be followed by a round-table discussion. Keep reading

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Sharing Tools on the NSRR

Posted by SaraMariani on February 22, 2017 in News

The NSRR is a community-driven repository, which can be leveraged as a platform for presenting novel tools and work in progress to the scientific community by making them available in open source format. Open access software benefits research teams in terms of visibility and feedback for their work, and the greater scientific community in terms of sharing ideas and speeding up new discoveries and development of more and more sophisticated tools. Keep reading

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Supporting Education with Public Datasets and Tutorials

Posted by remomueller on February 6, 2017 in News

Today, we launched a series of tutorials for researchers interested in learning how to download and manipulate files programatically. For teachers, the tutorials are a great place to start with your students, and we encourage you to create and contribute your own tutorials and assignments on the site. We've also created a supporting Learn dataset that has publicly available files referenced by these tutorials. Keep reading

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A New Look for 2017

Posted by remomueller on February 2, 2017 in News

We're excited to show you some changes that are coming to the National Sleep Research Resource! Landing Page First, you'll notice a new landing page. The new landing page is designed to help researchers find data relevant to their research, to provide tools to analyze the data, and to keep you up-to-date on news about the growing NSRR research community. Keep reading

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NSRR Gem 0.4.0 Released

Posted by remomueller on December 13, 2016 in Releases

We've released a new update to our NSRR dataset downloader. To update to the latest version 0.4.0, type the following command: gem install nsrr --no-document In preparation for some upcoming changes, we've reviewed our installation instructions for Ruby as well. If you run into any issues installing Ruby on Windows, MacOS, or Linux, let us know on the forum or email us at For those who haven't already, we also now recommend the use of Ruby 2.3. Keep reading

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Fixing Invalid EDF Dates

Posted by remomueller on December 8, 2016 in Releases

Over the past two days we've updated EDFs across the site due to an issue identified with our original approach in scrubbing the EDF start date of recording. What Happened In order to have EDFs deidentified before being posted on the NSRR, the EDFs had their header start date set to "00.00.00". This seemed reasonable as it clearly indicated that the date had been removed, while adhering to the "" format for writing a date in the signal header. Keep reading

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NIH Request for Information: Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation

Posted by remomueller on November 29, 2016 in News

To our NSRR community members, The NIH published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks your feedback on data management and sharing strategies. Responses to this request will help inform NIH on how to invest in future database and data tools to support the research community. We hope you have found the existing resources of the NSRR helpful and are interested in hearing of ways to further support your research. Please email us at Keep reading

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A New Milestone

Posted by remomueller on November 28, 2016 in News

We're excited to announce that over the past weekend we've surpassed our 50TB data shared to users milestone! Thank you to all of the over 400 students and researchers who have made use of the National Sleep Research Resource to further your research goals and experiences. The NSRR team has continued to publish updates to our existing datasets, and has expanded the resource by two new datasets. Keep reading

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