September 1, 2021
Dr. Franco Pestilli received an R01 from the National Institute of Mental Health for his proposal entiteld "A community-driven development of the brain imaging data standard (BIDS) to describe macroscopic brain connections". The project proposes to advance scientific discovery and understanding of the brain by developing methods (a standard) that will facilitate data sharing. Data sharing can effectively impact the understanding of health and disease by promoting data use from goals beyond those initially supporting the data collection process. The project will deliver a community-developed standard describing brain connectivity experiments and accompanied by software to validate the datasets.