Key features of Neurobot

Free text search

Free text search across form name, section and variable name for the users to search variables rapidly

Form links

Provision for the users to find the forms the variables are associated with

Easy variable selection

Faster and easier selection of variables


Filtering based on categories

Data dictionary

Data dictionary details on tool tip against variables providing meta information, possible values, labels and description to understand the variable better.

Export data

Multiple data export options (json, csv)

Save search

Option to save a set of selected variables for sharing

Multiple dataset

Provision to have multiple datasets and versions

Projects currently using Neurobot


Project Facts

  • No. of institutions: 46
  • No. of EU countries: 20
  • No. investigating sites: 65
  • No. non-EU sites: 3
  • Strata: ER, Admission, ICU
  • Subjects in Core study: 4509
  • Subjects in Registry: 22849
  • Neurobot is used by CENTER-TBI, a large European project that aims to improve the care for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Neurobot is used by CENTER-TBI researchers to easily find the study variables and export them for further analysis. In addition to the clinical data, the associated imaging and ICU data are currently available through Neurobot. Links are provided to large data files such as imaging and high-resolution ICU data, and they are combined with the clinical data of the individual patients based on the Global Unique Personal Identifier (GUPI).

    The Resource Identifier (RRID)) to include in the publications related to Neurobot is (INCF-Neurobot, RRID:SCR_017004). The Resource Identification Initiative (#RRID) is designed to help researchers sufficiently cite the key resources used to produce the scientific findings reported in the biomedical literature.

    Architecture diagram

    • Dictionary loader - Meta information for variables in the study loaded through this service. Contains metadata descriptors in two levels (variable level and study level)
    • Data loader - Clinical and behavioral data collected in clinical forms and any relevant data ingested by data pre-processing pipelines are loaded here.
    • File sync service - High throughput data transfer service to load/register large data files and returns a unique resource identifier

    INCF endorsed standards used for data exchange from external platforms (collection/curation/management) and Neurobot. This also ensures FAIRness of data