The TimeStudio Project: An open source scientific workflow system for the behavioral and brain sciences
2016 (English)In: Behavior Research Methods, ISSN 1554-351X, E-ISSN 1554-3528, Vol. 48, no 2, 542-552 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article describes a new open source scientific workflow system, the TimeStudio Project, dedicated to the behavioral and brain sciences. The program is written in MATLAB and features a graphical user interface for the dynamic pipelining of computer algorithms developed as TimeStudio plugins. TimeStudio includes both a set of general plugins (for reading data files, modifying data structures, visualizing data structures, etc.) and a set of plugins specifically developed for the analysis of event-related eyetracking data as a proof of concept. It is possible to create custom plugins to integrate new or existing MATLAB code anywhere in a workflow, making TimeStudio a flexible workbench for organizing and performing a wide range of analyses. The system also features an integrated sharing and archiving tool for TimeStudio workflows, which can be used to share workflows both during the data analysis phase and after scientific publication. TimeStudio thus facilitates the reproduction and replication of scientific studies, increases the transparency of analyses, and reduces individual researchers' analysis workload. The project website ( http://timestudioproject.com ) contains the latest releases of TimeStudio, together with documentation and user forums.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 48, no 2, 542-552 p.
Scientific workflow system; Open source; MATLAB; Time series; Eyetracking; Motion capture; Pupillometry
Psychology Sociology Humanities Engineering and Technology
Research subject Computer Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-268913DOI: 10.3758/s13428-015-0616-xISI: 000379772600010PubMedID: 26170051OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-268913DiVA: diva2:881614
FunderEU, European Research Council, 312292Swedish Research Council, 259-2012-24Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P12-0270:1Swedish Research Council FormasVINNOVA