NES is a web-based system that provides neuroscience experiments data and metadata record facilities in a secure and user-friendly platform. It was designed to provide a single repository for the experimental data of an entire research laboratory, group, or project. NES is a free software tool, developed using open technologies and tools that can be easily installed and used in any research laboratory. Its modular structure and web interface provide an intuitive use of its data management functionalities. NES was developed to combine experimental data with its provenance information. The system also allows recording of additional data for experimental volunteers, such as information on clinical history and socio-demographic data. NES requires the experimenter to record in detail each step involved in the experimental protocol before storing collected primary data. The experimental protocol is described as a workflow, which can contain both sequential and parallel steps. NES uses a standardized data model in neuroscience, enabling interoperability with other initiatives for data representation standardization. NES is licensed under Mozilla Public License version 2.0 and its source code and documentation are available at github.com/neuromat/nes.
The video below provides a brief introduction to NES and its functionalities.