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The Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) is an emerging standard for the organisation of neuroimaging data.

In this repository, we develop the BIDS specification.

When to use BIDS

To organize your data in BIDS, all you need is neuro data, a computer, and the BIDS specification.

BIDS currently supports the following data modalities with more to come in the future:

  • MRI
  • MEG
  • EEG
  • iEEG
  • behavioral
  • physiological
  • PET
  • microscopy

Formatting your data with BIDS

As a dataset curator, the GitHub repository and all files therein can be safely ignored. Users should focus on the rendered content. The specification is provided in the form of a webpage, built using MkDocs and Read the Docs.

Want to learn more about working with BIDS? Have a question, comment, or suggestion?

  1. Read some introductory material, most likely the very basic problems have already been addressed!
  1. Post your question in one of several channels where BIDS members are active

Contributing to BIDS

BIDS is a community-driven standard, and it depends on contributions from its members. We welcome new contributors, and we appreciate all contributions to the project!

For a current list of our contributors, please see our Contributors appendix.

When you're ready to get started, check out our contributing guidelines.

We ask that all contributions to BIDS across all project-related spaces (including but not limited to: GitHub, the Google group, and newsletter emails), adhere to our code of conduct.