The purpose of this best practice is to elaborate the principles of open and reproducible research for neuroimaging using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). It covers: 1. experimental design reporting, 2. image acquisition reporting, 3. preprocessing reporting, 4. statistical modeling, 5. results reporting, 6. data sharing, and 7. reproducibility. For each of seven areas of a study, a tabular listing of over 100 items to help plan, execute, report, and share research in the most transparent fashion is provided.
The neuromorphological file format balances structure with flexibility by storing each modeled object as a unique data element and providing mechanisms for grouping any number and type of data elements. File-level metadata is retained to provide detail on the origin of the sample, ensuring that the provenance of derivative data is tracked and that important source information is not separated from the corresponding data.
The MDAR framework establishes a minimum set of requirements in transparent reporting applicable to studies in the life sciences. The MDAR checklist is a tool for authors, editors and others seeking to adopt the MDAR framework for transparent reporting in manuscripts and other outputs and designed to provide a harmonizing principle for reporting requirements currently in use at various journals.
Open metadata markup language (odML) is a format for storing metadata in an organised human- and machine-readable way. It does not constrain the metadata content, while providing a common schema (with implementations in XML, JSON, YAML) to integrate metadata from various sources. In addition, odML facilitates and encourages standardization by providing terminologies for metadata.