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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First NSRR Signals Core Seminar - August 31, 2016

Posted by remomueller on August 16, 2016 in News

The Complex Signals Core is an outreach project of the NHLBI-sponsored National Sleep Research Resource (NSRR) grant. As part of this effort, we are inaugurating a series of seminars with the aim of bringing HMS community members and others interested in the analysis, interpretation, and translational applications of biomedical signals. The first of a series of seminars/workshops will be held on August 31st 2016 at 1 pm in the Zinner Board Room, at 70 Francis Street, Boston, MA. Ary L. Keep reading

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NSRR Gem 0.3.0 Released

Posted by remomueller on April 25, 2016 in Releases

We've released an updated version 0.3.0 of our NSRR dataset downloader today! You can install or update to using the new gem using the following command: gem install nsrr --no-document Most importantly, the nsrr gem now leverages our new backend API that allows a user to download a single file. Due to limitations in the past, previous versions of the gem only allowed folders to be downloaded. You can try this out with the new gem now! nsrr download shhs/datasets/CHANGELOG. Keep reading

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Release v0.18.0 Overview - Part 2

Posted by remomueller on February 8, 2016 in Releases

In this blog, we'll be exploring the recent changes made to the way dataset variables are displayed on the NSRR. Variable Updates Our variable pages are designed to give you a quick and comprehensive glance at all dataset elements available in a dataset. We see these pages as a guide and reference for you, and hope that they serve you well as you start your research and exploration of the datasets. Keep reading

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Release v0.18.0 Overview - Part 1

Posted by remomueller on January 20, 2016 in Releases

We're excited about our recent major update to the NSRR launched today, and wanted to walk through some of the changes made. This blog post will focus on core changes for the dataset user interface. Dataset Updates The NSRR aims to make data access easy, and we're improving your access to data by giving an at-a-glance view of the datasets you have access to immediately when you navigate to the datasets page on the NSRR. For each dataset, you are now shown your current status of data access. Keep reading

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