MEG-BIDS

MEG-BIDS

http://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/08/08/172684

The MEG-BIDS initiative

The MEG-BIDS initiative is a significant extension of the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) to support the specific aspects of magnetoencephalography (MEG) data. MEG provides direct measurement of brain activity with millisecond temporal resolution and unique source imaging capabilities. So far, BIDS has provided a solution to structure the organization of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, which nature and acquisition parameters are different. Despite the lack of standard data format for MEG, MEG-BIDS is a principled solution to store, organize and share the typically-large data volumes produced. It builds on BIDS for MRI, and therefore readily yields a multimodal data organization by construction. This is particularly valuable for the anatomical and functional registration of MEG source imaging with MRI. With MEG-BIDS and a growing range of software adopting the standard, the MEG community has a solution to minimize curation overheads, reduce data handling errors and optimize usage of computational resources for analytics. The standard also includes well-defined metadata, to facilitate future data harmonization and sharing efforts. See more on: http://bids.neuroimaging.io/

 
Niso G., Gorgolewski K.J., Bock E., Brooks T.L., Flandin G., Gramfort A., Henson R.N., Jas M., Litvak V., Moreau J., Oostenveld R., Schoffelen J.M., Tadel F., Wexler J., Baillet S. (2017) MEG-BIDS: an extension to the Brain Imaging Data Structure for magnetoencephalography. bioRxiv 172684; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/172684

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