The Function Biomedical Informatics Research Network Data Repository.


Journal Article

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • 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; FBIRN,

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 124 / Pt B

Start / End Page

  • 1074 - 1079

PubMed ID

  • 26364863

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26364863

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9572

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1053-8119

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.09.003


  • eng