Neuroimaging Data Processing/Data/Storage/Organization

Neuroimaging Data Processing/Data/Storage
Filetypes Organization

There also exists a format for organizing and describing outputs and datasets of neuroimaging experiments called the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) format[1]. The BIDS standard uses file formats compatible with existing software, unifies the majority of practices already common in the field, and captures the metadata necessary for most common data processing operations.

Certain preprocessing workflows, such as fMRIprep, will require the data to be in BIDS format.


  1. Gorgolewski, K., Auer, T., Calhoun, V. et al. The brain imaging data structure, a format for organizing and describing outputs of neuroimaging experiments. Sci Data 3, 160044 (2016). doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.44