New release of the Open MEG Archive (OMEGA)

Sylvain Baillet announced the 3rd release of the Open MEG Archive (OMEGA), now augmented (300+ data volumes) and organized according to the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS). BIDS is emerging as a practical standard for data organization and dissemination that has recently been extended to MEG, with ongoing efforts towards the integration of multimodal electrophysiology data (

Since its first release in 2016, OMEGA has grown a community of >600 registered users, with 22 published journal articles in less than 2 years.

Importantly, and thanks to BIDS, OMEGA can now readily be imported into major analytical (and free, open-source) software solutions, such as Brainstorm, SPM, FieldTrip, MNE-Python, etc.

For free access via the box.BIC (thanks to Ted Strauss):

On behalf of the MEG@McGill team (with special kudos to Beth Bock),



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