INCF proudly presents its first endorsed community standard, BIDS

BIDS is a standard for organizing and describing MRI data sets, that uses file formats compatible with existing software, unifies the majority of practices already common in the field, and captures the metadata necessary for most common data processing operations.

The 1st standard that has been endorsed by INCF is the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS). The standard has been endorsed after a period of public community feedback. You can read about the importance of community feedback in the INCF standards and best practices endorsement process in this blog post by Maryann Martone, chair of the INCF Council for Training, Science, and Infrastructure (CTSI).  More information about the process can be found here. If you're interested in getting involved in our endorsement process, please contact us at

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