The rate of incoming orders has outpaced our rate of acquiring hard drives for our inventory. Normal delivery would take place within 30 days of your order. Current delivery times may take longer, until we have a fresh stock of hard drives in house.
If the amount of data you want (for example: "everything I can get") exceeds our permissable download limit, or creates a burden on your ability to receive data via download, you can request HCP data on formatted SATA hard drives.
SATA Drive Details
HCP data releases can be delivered on a standard SATA hard drive. These drives are supported by all tower computers. Laptop users may want to purchase a drive enclosure with a USB connector, from us or from another source.
A note on pricing:
All costs for drives, materials and shipping reflect the material costs that we incur for sourcing. Any difference between our pricing and currently available commodity prices reflect the price that we paid to stock these items. The service of creating the Connectome In a Box is fully funded by grants from the NIH, and we do not charge any additional amount.
Complete Order: Accept HCP Data Use Terms
WU-Minn HCP Consortium Open Access Data Use Terms
I request access to data collected by the Washington University - University of Minnesota Consortium of the Human Connectome Project (WU-Minn HCP), and I agree to the following:
I will not attempt to establish the identity of or attempt to contact any of the included human subjects.
I understand that under no circumstances will the code that would link these data to Protected Health Information be given to me, nor will any additional information about individual human subjects be released to me under these Open Access Data Use Terms.
I will comply with all relevant rules and regulations imposed by my institution. This may mean that I need my research to be approved or declared exempt by a committee that oversees research on human subjects, e.g. my IRB or Ethics Committee. The released HCP data are not considered de-identified, insofar as certain combinations of HCP Restricted Data (available through a separate process) might allow identification of individuals. Different committees operate under different national, state and local laws and may interpret regulations differently, so it is important to ask about this. If needed and upon request, the HCP will provide a certificate stating that you have accepted the HCP Open Access Data Use Terms.
I may redistribute original WU-Minn HCP Open Access data and any derived data as long as the data are redistributed under these same Data Use Terms.
I will acknowledge the use of WU-Minn HCP data and data derived from WU-Minn HCP data when publicly presenting any results or algorithms that benefitted from their use.
Papers, book chapters, books, posters, oral presentations, and all other printed and digital presentations of results derived from HCP data should contain the following wording in the acknowledgments section: "Data were provided [in part] by the Human Connectome Project, WU-Minn Consortium (Principal Investigators: David Van Essen and Kamil Ugurbil; 1U54MH091657) funded by the 16 NIH Institutes and Centers that support the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research; and by the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience at Washington University."
Authors of publications or presentations using WU-Minn HCP data should cite relevant publications describing the methods used by the HCP to acquire and process the data. The specific publications that are appropriate to cite in any given study will depend on what HCP data were used and for what purposes. An annotated and appropriately up-to-date list of publications that may warrant consideration is available at http://www.humanconnectome.org/about/acknowledgehcp.html
The WU-Minn HCP Consortium as a whole should not be included as an author of publications or presentations if this authorship would be based solely on the use of WU-Minn HCP data.
Failure to abide by these guidelines will result in termination of my privileges to access WU-Minn HCP data.
The HCP storefront will be temporarily closed. During this time we will be upgrading and migrating our storefront code, preparing for the 1200 Subjects Data Release, and upgrading our drive duplication server for faster and more reliable production. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HCP Drive Formats
Why are Connectome in a Box drives only available in Linux?
Working with datasets that spans multiple hard drives demands more complex thinking about logistics, for our users dealing with storage and access as well as for our own ability to fulfill orders. We have made a decision to distribute our full datasets as Linux NTFS-formatted drives. This is the common standard for large-scale storage solutions, and has the best chance of long-term usability.
There is free 3rd-party software for Windows users that allows them to copy data from Linux-formatted drives, but it does not allow users to mount the drive directly. We have tested this solution, and while far from ideal, it does provide access to data.
Q: Can I exchange my Mac/Windows drive for Linux?
Yes. Sign up for the Drive Recycling Rebate program with your order for new data, and we will offer a full refund on any HCP drive that you send back to us in full working order.
Since we began making Connectome data available on hard drives, we have attempted to support as wide an audience of users as possible, regardless of whether you have a network storage cluster and a full IT team to support it, or just a laptop and a USB port.
However, our recent switch to 8-TB hard drives appears to have outstripped the capabilities of most USB enclosures or USB drive docks, which commonly only list support up to 4-TB drives. We recommend checking Newegg.com for USB drive docks, and reading the descriptions carefully.
HCP Data Preorders
How Do Preorders Work?
The diversity and amount of data that the Human Connectome Project can distribute has grown, but our bottleneck is in the production of verified hard drives for each data release. For data that we plan to release shortly, we are allowing customers to place a pre-order. This preorder allows you to get first priority for delivery, and allows us to gauge the level of interest in each upcoming release.
Your preorder requires an initial deposit of $100.00, so that we can separate passive interest from active buying interest. This deposit will be fully applied to the eventual purchase cost, and is fully refundable at any time if you change your mind about ordering.
When you complete your preorder, you will receive a coupon code via email. When the data you ordered has been released, you will receive a second email with a custom link to this storefront with your coupon code included. By using this coupon code, your initial deposit will be automatically applied to the cost of the data release.
The Human Connectome Project is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and all information in this site is available to the public domain. No Protected Health Information has been published on this site. Last updated .