Alyx

Alyx is a fast, flexible database designed for easy storage and retrieval of all data in an experimental neuroscience laboratory - from subject management through data acquisition, raw data file tracking and storage of metadata resulting from manual analysis.

Alyx is not yet production-ready and is still pre-alpha. For information on a usable, testable beta-release, please email maximilian.hunter@ucl.ac.uk

Alyx is built using industry-standard tools (PostgreSQL 9.5 and Django 1.9) and designed to be interacted with using online webforms to enter and retrieve data manually, or with a documented and easy-to-use REST API programmatically (using built-in functions in MATLAB, Python, and most other modern programming languages, or command-line tools such as curl). It is easy to integrate with existing applications and allows for powerful queries to be performed to filter and return a specific subset of records in milliseconds. It requires minimal setup and can be hosted on your own internal server or in the cloud, for example with Amazon EC2.

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