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The Function Biomedical Informatics Research Network Data Repository

  • Author(s): Keator, DB
  • van Erp, TGM
  • Turner, JA
  • Glover, GH
  • Mueller, BA
  • Liu, TT
  • Voyvodic, JT
  • Rasmussen, J
  • Calhoun, VD
  • Lee, HJ
  • Toga, AW
  • McEwen, S
  • Ford, JM
  • Mathalon, DH
  • Diaz, M
  • O'Leary, DS
  • Jeremy Bockholt, H
  • Gadde, S
  • Preda, A
  • Wible, CG
  • Stern, HS
  • Belger, A
  • McCarthy, G
  • Ozyurt, B
  • Potkin, SG
  • et al.
Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. The Function Biomedical Informatics Research Network (FBIRN) developed methods and tools for conducting multi-scanner functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies. Method and tool development were based on two major goals: 1) to assess the major sources of variation in fMRI studies conducted across scanners, including instrumentation, acquisition protocols, challenge tasks, and analysis methods, and 2) to provide a distributed network infrastructure and an associated federated database to host and query large, multi-site, fMRI and clinical data sets. In the process of achieving these goals the FBIRN test bed generated several multi-scanner brain imaging data sets to be shared with the wider scientific community via the BIRN Data Repository (BDR). The FBIRN Phase 1 data set consists of a traveling subject study of 5 healthy subjects, each scanned on 10 different 1.5 to 4. T scanners. The FBIRN Phase 2 and Phase 3 data sets consist of subjects with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder along with healthy comparison subjects scanned at multiple sites. In this paper, we provide concise descriptions of FBIRN's multi-scanner brain imaging data sets and details about the BIRN Data Repository instance of the Human Imaging Database (HID) used to publicly share the data.

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