Datasets

All Sciences

Astronomy, Aeronautics + Space Exploration

Biology + Life Sciences

Chemistry

  • ChemSpider: structures and other compound information (in case we need it)

Computer Science + Web Data

Earth Sciences, Climate & Environment

  • Data.nasa.gov – directory of NASA-related datasets
  • NASA World Wind
  • RealClimate.org List of Data Sources on climate change – RealClimate is a blog run by climate scientists to respond to claims by “deniers”. They also have a wiki which lists the names and details of pushers of “climate-related nonsense”.
  • Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS). MRDS describes metallic and nonmetallic mineral resources throughout the world. Included are deposit name, location, commodity, deposit description, geologic characteristics, production, reserves, resources, and references. It includes the original MRDS and MAS/MILS data.
  • OneGeology. Global geological maps.
  • AMEEdiscover: database of global emissions standards and methodologies, integrated with AMEE’s API.

Geography

Medicine and Health Sciences

Neuroscience

  • OpenfMRI.org: OpenfMRI.org is a project dedicated to the free and open sharing of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) datasets, including raw data.
  • 1000 Functional Connectomes Project and International Neuroimaging Data-sharing Initiative (http://fcon_1000.projects.nitrc.org/ <– for some reason the wiki doesn’t like this URL, I recommend you copy and paste it): neuroimaging scans from 1000s of subjects. Includes resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data, structural MRIs, and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). While the FCP dataset is mostly from healthy controls, and includes very little phenotypic data, the INDI dataset is well phenotyped and includes data for several patient populations such as ADHD, epilepsy and cocaine addiction.
  • ADHD-200 preprocessed data: preprocessed resting state fMRI and structural MRI data from ~ 700 typically developing children and ~ 400 children with ADHD released through INDI. The goal of this project is to release data in a form that is more accessible to those without functional neuroimaging expertise.
  • Multi-Modal MRI Reproducibility Resource: scan-rescan imaging sessions from 21 healthy volunteers (no history of neurological disease). Imaging modalities include MPRAGE, FLAIR, DTI, resting state fMRI, B0 and B1 field maps, ASL, VASO, quantitative T1 mapping, quantitative T2 mapping, and magnetization transfer imaging. This is intended to be a resource for statisticians and imaging scientists to be able to quantify the reproducibility of their imaging methods using data available from a generic “1 hour” session at 3T.
  • brainmap.org: BrainMap is an online database of published functional neuroimaging (fMRI and PET) experiments with coordinate-based (x,y,z) activation locations in Talairach space. The goal of BrainMap is to provide a vehicle to share methods and results of studies in specific research domains, such as language, memory, attention, emotion, and perception. BrainMap can also be used to perform meta-analyses of similar research studies.
  • Open Connectome Project: “Collectively reverse engineering the brain one synapse at a time.” Transmission electron microscopy images of mouse visual cortex.
  • Allen Brain Atlas: A growing collection of online public resources integrating extensive gene expression and neuroanatomical data, complete with a novel suite of search and viewing tools.

Publications

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