The SPARC data structure is a consistent file structure and naming convention, based on the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) to ensure that the diverse types of data in SPARC is organized in a similar manner.
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 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.