Open-source, free and secure reproducible neuroscience analysis platform.

The platform allows to analyze Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) data. Data can either be uploaded from local computers or imported from public archives such as Over 400+ data processing Apps are available on to build custom data workflows. Thousands of jobs can be submitted using shared clusters or on users' compute resource. Users can perform group-level statistical analysis or apply machine learning methods using Jupyter notebooks. A single record containing the entire data workflow (from raw data to published figures) can be published addressed by with a unique digital object identifier (DOI).

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Developed for Neuroscientists

Brainlife is a community-oriented project led by the Pestilli Lab at UT-Austin, and contributed to by over ten additional research groups and institutions. The platform is designed and constantly improved by a community of developers and researchers for the benefit of other neuroscientists. Over 400 data processing Apps have been developed by researchers from around the world.


A turnkey analysis platform

Brainlife is a turnkey software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution. It is not software that users must download, install, and operate at their institution. By simply signing up, you will have immediate access to our large storage systems, and many major HPC resources.

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Share your analyses by registering a GitHub repository as an App. Apps can be publicly shared and executed on several cloud computing platforms.

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Share your neuroimaging data publicly or privately. Data on is organized as Datatypes to allow interoperability between Apps.

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Share your Computing Resources on to accelerate scientific discovery and increase resource utilization.

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Brainlife is publicly funded by the NFS, DoD, Kavli Foundation, and NIH awards. The public-funding model allows us to collaborate with other publicly funded projects and support unique resources at no cost. Brainlife’s mission is to serve the neuroscience community, support scientific reproducibility, and accelerate discovery.

Large storage and computing resources

Brainlife provides millions of free computing hours supported by NSF and donated cycles to researchers and students. Brainlife also provides secure cloud storage for raw data as well as data derivatives.

Large storage and computing resources


You will be able to collaborate and analyze your data with other researchers from around the world. Over 2,000 users worldwide have benefited from Brainlife.


Reproducible Analysis

Automated capture of data processing steps. Capture data provenance and App versions when generating data derivatives. Ensure computational reproducibility via singularity and docker technology.

Reproducible Analysis


A variety of visualization tools can be launched directly from your web browser.

Visualization Tools

Testimonials is an incredible infrastructure that is advancing open and collaborative science while making it easily accessible and intuitive. It is exciting to think of the possibilities when the scientific community can gather around a tool like this!

Steven Meisler

Steven Meisler

PhD Student

I have worked on software for data management, computation execution, archival, standards and do know first hands the difficulty of creating harmonious and visually appealing platform, such as It is truly indistinguishable from magic in what it does!

Yaroslav Halchenko

Yaroslav Halchenko

Research Associate Professor @ Darthmouth College

Just discovered the very cool project by @furranko Amazing the things they've built into this website for sharing, analyzing and visualizing neuroimaging data. So many beautiful tools.

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