BOSS has the following hierarchical organization:
Collection: typically either the name of the lab PI or the person who collected the data
Experiment: within this level, data share a common voxel extent and voxel size. Often synonymous with actual experiments.
Channel: data reside at this level and are either
uint16image data or
Methods for accessing data
All data access currently requires registration. Create an account at api.boss.neurodata.io
A frontend for navigating BOSS projects. It provides (limited) TIFF cutouts to data and links to data visualization. Larger cutouts (> 1GB) should be performed programmatically using one of the tools below.
Log in at ndwebtools.neurodata.io
Navigate the available projects by clicking the links to collections and experiments. Clicking on any experiment takes you to the cutout page.
The cutout page provides TIFF downloads and viz links for the channels within the experiment.
A Python package for downloading volumes of data from the BOSS as TIFF stacks. This tool is installed locally and used from the command line.
- Installation and usage instructions on its GitHub page
A Python package developed by JHU-APL for interactively and programatic usage of the BOSS.
- Installation and usage instructions available on its GitHub page