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FAIR Metadata Working Group


Chair: Prof. Maryann Martone, Ph.D. UCSD

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The aim of this working group is the harmonization of Common Data Elements (CDEs) for data discovery and metadata annotation.

Use cases addressed: 

  • Mapping of data elements to corresponding CDEs as part of Neuroimaging Data Model (NIDM) tool development [work with the INCF SIG on Reproducibility and Best Practices in Human Brain Imaging] 

  • Alignment of CDEs between projects such as the Longitudinal Online Research and Imaging System (LORIS) and Ontario Brain Institute Brain-CODE 

  • Modeling of computational measures as CDEs, e.g., volumetric measures of brain structures provided by FreeSurfer

The group is working on a specification document for common data elements.