What is Open Ephys? 

Open Ephys is a collaborative effort to develop open-source tools for extracellular electrophysiology with a level of quality that equals or surpasses their closed-source counterparts. Since the spring of 2011, our main focus has been on creating a multichannel data acquisition system optimized for recordings in freely behaving rodents. However, most of our tools are general enough for applications involving other model organisms and other electrode types.

What is this wiki for? 

This wiki contains information contributed by the Open Ephys community, on how to use open-source tools for Neuroscience.

Important: This wiki is no longer used for documentation of tools sold through the Open Ephys store. Instead, please visit our documentation overview here. Pages on this wiki have been kept as an archive but may not contain up-to-date information. 

Why open source? 

We see three main advantages to using open-source tools in our research: (1) they are much, much less expensive, making it easier to scale up experiments; (2) they are easier to modify, giving us a degree of flexibility that can't be found in any of the available commercial systems; and (3) they make it easier to understand what's going on "under the hood," since all of the designs can be downloaded for free. 

I have an issue with an Open Ephys tool

For documentation of tools developed by and with Open Ephys, please visit https://open-ephys.org/doc-overview

We have a Google Group Forum, where your question may already have been answered! 

If you get stuck, definitely let us know by contacting support  [ at ] oeps.tech. 

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