About Us

The Neural Engineering Data Consortium (NEDC) launched to focus the research community on high-impact, common-interest neural engineering research questions. The NEDC is a central community resource with the goals of determining key research problems as well as being an independent arbiter for algorithm testing and evaluation. Critically, the NEDC will also generate and curate massive data sets to support statistically significant data-driven solutions to those problems. The meticulous and robust creation of these freely available datasets is what makes NEDC unique.


Building the largest set of widely available clinical electroencephalography (EEG) data also created the core of future software developments to be used in the medical field. The EEG is an exquisite temporal sensitive electrophysiological technique that medical professionals use to record brain activity. Furthermore, the main utility of EEG is in the evaluation of dynamic cerebral functioning. Our organization has utilized hospital data to create software that detects seizures, artifact events, and brain disorders. This software, among other projects, is developed by Temple students.

NEDC’s mission is to cultivate an environment where all students can perform leading-edge research in order to grow to become disciplined and self-motivated engineers and scientists. Our lab is a place where students come together to learn applicable engineering skills such as software development, teamwork, and communication. If you’d like to know more about our organization, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Active Projects

NEDC's first dataset is the Temple University Hospital EEG Corpus (TUH EEG), which is the world's largest publicly available database of clinical EEG data. Our approach has been successfully applied in other data-intensive fields such as pathology and clinical signal processing. Current active projects include: