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ready Neuroimaging Data Model

Abbreviation: NIDM

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The Neuroimaging Data Model (NIDM) is a collection of specification documents and examples that outline a domain specific extension to the W3C Provenance Data Model (PROV-DM) for the exchange and sharing of human brain imaging data. The goal of the data model is to capture data, information about the data and processes that generated the data (i.e. provenance). This information can be converted to RDF and therefore queried using SPARQL. This representation allows machine accessible representations of brain imaging data and will provide links to related resources such as publications, virtual machines, people and funding agencies.


Countries that developed this resource United States

Created in 2014

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How to cite this record NIDM; Neuroimaging Data Model; DOI:; Last edited: March 12, 2020, 3:59 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 18 2022 12:37 a.m.

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Record updated: March 9, 2020, 8:52 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Towards structured sharing of raw and derived neuroimaging data across existing resources.

Keator DB,Helmer K,Steffener J,Turner JA,Van Erp TG,Gadde S,Ashish N,Burns GA,Nichols BN
Neuroimage 2013

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The purpose of this database is to collect and distribute statistical maps of the human brain. Such maps are acquired by scientist all around the world using brain imaging techniques such as MRI or PET in a combined effort to map the functions and structures of the brain.

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  • 100309/Z/12/Z (The Wellcome Trust, UK)

  • NIH 1 U24 RR025736-01 (BIRN)

  • NIH 1 U24 U24 RR021992 (FBIRN)