AHCODA Data analysis

Streamline the analysis of your automated behavioural screening data

AHCODA™ is a data analysis service that converts your raw tracking data from automated home-cages into readily interpretable data sets including all relevant behavioural parameters. Thereby, it provides a standardized, practical and rapid solution for the analysis of complex behavioural data sets into meaningful results. AHCODA is available as a cloud-based service on a Pay-Per-Use basis.

Contact us if you are interested in using AHCODA to streamline data analysis at your facility.

ahcoda-data-analysisWhat does AHCODA do?

Datasets that are collected during days of behavioural screening in automated home-cages contain a wealth of information. Processing, quality checking, analyzing and visualizing this data is an extremely complex and time-consuming job. Our specialized analysis software for automated home-cage data, AHCODA, rapidly performs all these tasks – fully automatically. At your research facility, anywhere in the world, AHCODA-CloudConnect will upload your data to our servers, where it will be quality checked, processed, and subsequently stored in your database. The next day, data is visualized on your private website, with publish-ready art and statistics.

Click here to view a sample website. All public data is available on a public website.

What is AHCODA used for?

AHCODA can be used to analyze spontaneous behaviour, our in-house developed behavioural tests for automated home-cages, and disease-specific behavioural parameters. It is particularly suited for the integral analysis of many behavioural parameters with the aim to detect behavioural effects induced by genetic mutations, chemical compounds and environmental manipulations.

Advantages of AHCODA:

    • Essential tool for the analysis and interpretation of automated behavioural screening data
    • Standardized, reproducible and cost-effective
    • Built on a decade of experience
    • Minimal initial investment required; data analysis on a Pay-Per-Use basis
    • The AHCODA platform is constantly extended with new analyses

Our publications on automated home-cage screening

1AHCODA-DB: a data repository with web-based mining tools for the analysis of automated high-content mouse phenomics data. Koopmans, Loos et al. BMC Bioinformatics. BMC Bioinformatics; 2017;18:200.
2Cognitive flexibility deficits in a mouse model for the absence of full-length dystrophin. Remmelink, Loos et al., Genes Brain Behav. 2016; 15:558
3The light spot test: measuring anxiety in mice in an automated home-cage environment. Aarts, Loos et al., Behav Brain Res. 2015; 294:123
4Within-strain variation in behavior differs consistently between common inbred strains of mice. Loos et al., Mamm Genome. 2015; 26:348
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A 1-night operant learning task without food-restriction differentiates among mouse strains in an automated home-cage environment. Remmelink, Loos et al., Behav Brain Res. 2015; 283:53
6Cognitive impact of cytotoxic agents in mice. Seigers, Loos et al., Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2015; 232:17
7Sheltering behavior and locomotor activity in 11 genetically diverse common inbred mouse strains using home-cage monitoring. Loos et al., PLoS One. 2014; 9:e108563
8Hyperactivity, perseveration and increased responding during attentional rule acquisition in the Fragile X mouse model. Kramvis, Loos et al., Front Behav Neurosci. 2013; 7:172
9High-throughput phenotyping of avoidance learning in mice discriminates different genotypes and identifies a novel gene. Maroteaux, Loos et al., Genes Brain Behav. 2012; 11:772