Open Ephys is a resource curated by a team of neuroscientists who want to change the way tools are developed and shared. The laboratory of Chris Moore originally developed the flexDrive, a chronic drive implant for extracellular electrophysiology that can be used to individually position up to 16 microwire electrodes or electrode bundles in mice, with up to 64 channels.
“We showcase and distribute tools for electrophysiology research that are open-source, thoroughly documented, and field-tested. We've had tremendous success using open-source tools for our own research, and we want to share the benefits with everyone. We also want to dispel the myth that tools built by researchers cannot be plug-and-play. We hate wasting time debugging as much as anyone, so we only promote tools that are easy to use and easy to maintain.” — Chris Moore