During the past few months, NITRC has been collecting responses for The State of Neuroimaging Study and we think you will find the results quite interesting. The goal was to broadly understand current practices in neuroimaging and determine the needs of the community in the years to come. There were 60 total respondents and most held a doctorate degree, were junior faculty at an academic institution spending the majority of their time in research.

Information Gathering

  • 92% of researchers said they used scientific publications to get neuroimaging information
  • 62% said they also find neuroimaging information using blogs and forums, which shows a growth in the informal online conversation around academic topics

Data Discovery/Sharing Practices

  • Top three places researchers get their data are: (1) FCP/INDI, (2) OpenNeuro, and (3) their research institution
  • 79% use data from public repositories
  • 75% acquire their own neuroimaging data
  • Data is most often published/shared in journals (Scientific Data, Neuroinformatics, etc.)
  • Data storage decisions are influenced primarily by institutional requirements, followed by funding agency requirements and lastly, publication requirements
  • NITRC specifically is used by most respondents to find software, and secondly to find data. 

We’re also encouraged that 92% of researchers said they would or have recommended NITRC to a colleague. Thanks to the many respondents, we’re now able to focus our efforts on the things that matter most to you. Speaking of feedback, you may notice our quarterly newsletter start to include a one-click survey towards the bottom. These are going to be site features we are considering to add, and it would be great to know how useful they will be to you before we build them. In fact, there’s one right below!

- Abby Paulson, NITRC Project Coordinator

  Tool/Resource Admins:
How useful would a download widget be for your tool/resource listed on NITRC? You would be given code to insert this widget as an iframe on any webpage. 
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Domain Highlight: Clinical Neuroinformatics

There are almost 100 tools/resources on NITRC for clinical neuroinformatics. We're happy to be a place researchers in this field share their tools/resources. View >

Data Highlight

High-quality diffusion-weighted imaging of Parkinson's disease

In Parkinson's disease (PD) the demonstration of neuropathological disturbances in nigrostriatal and extranigral brain pathways using magnetic resonance imaging remains a challenge.  The "High-quality diffusion-weighted imaging of Parkinson's disease" NITRC-IR project provides access to the data that accompanies Ziegler, at al. Mapping track density changes in nigrostriatal and extranigral pathways in Parkinson's disease. Neuroimage. 2014 Oct 1;99:498-508, where the authors applied a novel diffusion-weighted imaging approach: track density imaging (TDI) to identify brainstem and nigrostriatal pathways. View the Data >

 Release of NITRC-CE v0.47.3 Available

Several improvements have been made to the mounting of S3 buckets, making your computations even easier to get started. Take a look through the release notes to see what else is new on NITRC-CE! See Full Release Notes >

NITRC at CNS this Month! 

The NITRC Team will be exhibiting at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco from March 23-26, 2019. Our team will also be at Poster E103 during poster session E on Monday, March 25
from 2:30 to 4:30.
Newsletter Q3, 2017
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