It's only because we haven't made the regex specific enough to limit URLs with dataset in it.
@ankursinha:fedora.im I think it's fine to allow adding a Figshare repository like that. There may well be something in a repo with documents that could form the basis of a workspace, e.g. if it's a spreadsheet, or pdf containing tables, or even extracting plot values from figures in pdfs...
It's been discussed, but I don't think we've made any progress on that front yet. The idea currently is that NWBE is used in the new Open Source Brain v2 platform. So you'd upload your NWB file as a resource to the workspace, and then open it using NWBE there
I do seem to remember that one could access a NWB file from the local file system in NWBE, but I can't quite remember what the method was. I think one had to use a special file:///... URL, but I'll have to double-check that.
Well that's the primitive idea, which is also a concern I raised because it seem unfeasible given the number of datasets we have. If compatibility means being able to viewed and interacted with on the NWBE, I don't know other way besides doing it on a file-by-file basis. The downloading part can be done systematically with datalad though.