Focus on human brain mapping

Best practices in data analysis and sharing in neuroimaging using MRI

Journal name:
Nature Neuroscience
Volume:
20,
Pages:
299–303
Year published:
DOI:
doi:10.1038/nn.4500
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Abstract

Given concerns about the reproducibility of scientific findings, neuroimaging must define best practices for data analysis, results reporting, and algorithm and data sharing to promote transparency, reliability and collaboration. We describe insights from developing a set of recommendations on behalf of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping and identify barriers that impede these practices, including how the discipline must change to fully exploit the potential of the world's neuroimaging data.

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Affiliations

  1. University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

    • Thomas E Nichols
  2. McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

    • Samir Das,
    • Alan C Evans &
    • Tristan Glatard
  3. Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada.

    • Samir Das &
    • Alan C Evans
  4. Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1), Jülich Research Center, Jülich, Germany.

    • Simon B Eickhoff
  5. Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany.

    • Simon B Eickhoff
  6. Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

    • Tristan Glatard
  7. Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany.

    • Michael Hanke
  8. Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences, Magdeburg, Germany.

    • Michael Hanke
  9. MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK.

    • Nikolaus Kriegeskorte
  10. Child Mind Institute, New York, New York, USA.

    • Michael P Milham
  11. Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, New York, USA.

    • Michael P Milham
  12. Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.

    • Russell A Poldrack
  13. University of California, Berkeley, California, USA.

    • Jean-Baptiste Poline
  14. NEUROingenia Clinical and Research Center, Mexico City, Mexico.

    • Erika Proal
  15. Inria, Paris-Saclay University, Paris, France.

    • Bertrand Thirion
  16. Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

    • David C Van Essen
  17. Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

    • Tonya White
  18. National University of Singapore, Singapore.

    • B T Thomas Yeo

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