Russ Poldrack

Stanford University
Session: brain imaging standards and best practices


Towards a robust data organization scheme for neuroimaging: the Brain Imaging Data Structure
The field of neuroimaging has been at the vanguard of data sharing, but the utility of shared data has been limited by the lack of standards for data and metadata organization.  I will describe our data sharing efforts via the OpenfMRI and OpenNeuro projects, and how those efforts have been supported by the development of a community standard for data organization: The Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) standard.  I will discuss how this standard has enabled the development of a set of automated analysis workflows (BIDS Apps), and describe ongoing efforts to extend the BIDS standard to additional data types.