How to store your data on the central storage server
To ensure a save storage of your data as well as facilitate automated processing, all data you record should be stored on the central storage server. These data include EEG data (.bdf files) and performance data (.txt files). These should be transported from the local computers to the central storage server.
The EEG data are recorded on the computer with ActiView (click here for instructions on how to store your data locally during the session). Performance data are stored on the computer which runs Presentation. Please carefully follow the procedure outlined below on both computers to save all data to the central storage server.
Make a connection to the central storage server
- Go to ‘My computer’ (using File Explorer)
- Select ‘Map network drive’
- Select the appropriate network location:
4. Enter the correct credentials to establish a connection with the central storage server:
Make a new folder on the central storage server
Once you have a connection with the central storage server, this location will be accessible via the File Explorer. Go to the folder Matthijs_Vink > data > raw_data. Make a new directory with subject-specific code as folder name. Recall that this name should be coded as follows:
For example, 181015_eeg_01 for the first subject you have measured on the 15th of October 2018.
Copy the EEG data to the central storage server
Recall that the EEG data are located on either the C: drive or D: drive in the folder called BDFdata. Go to that folder.
Next, go to the subject-specific folder and select the files that you want to copy from the local computer to the central storage server.
(Alternatively, you can copy the entire subject-specific folder to the central storage server.)
Select the folder…
… and select the files to copy to the central storage server
Copy the performance data to the central storage server
The performance files are located on the other computer. They are stored in a folder called ‘Log’ within the main experiment folder. Select the appropriate files (all files which contain the subject-specific code) and copy them to the central storage server.
Final result on the central storage server
If you have completed all steps successfully, you will have added a complete dataset (EEG and performance files) from a subject onto the save and secure central storage server! The data are now save and ready to be picked up by any processing script you want.
As shown below, for the first subject we tested on October 18 2018, we now have a complete set with consistent file-names which make automated processing very easy.