The goal of this Working Group is to develop a set of specifications and tools that would allow standardization of a directory structure for experimental data, recorded with animal models in neuroscience. It will capitalize on the success of BIDS for human neuroimaging data, while retaining the specificities of data sets obtained in animal models. This standardized data structure will facilitate reproducible research and data sharing following the FAIR principles.
This Working Group addresses several community use cases: Mapping of data elements to corresponding CDEs as part of Neuroimaging Data Model (NIDM) tool development with the INCF WG on Reproducibility and Best Practices in Human Brain Imaging; Aligning CDEs between projects such as the Longitudinal Online Research and Imaging System (LORIS) and Ontario Brain Institute’s 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.
Metadata Schema of Common Data Elements for Traumatic Brain Injury working group aims to develop a metadata schema for federated data analysis on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) datasets through the Medical Informatics Platform (MIP). It is based on data elements from NINDS CDE catalog.
The metadata schema has the following concept roots:
Demographics - Demographic information
Neurological assessment - Glasgow Coma Scale and pupil reactivity scores
Imaging - Structured reporting on imaging data including cisternal compression, epidural hematoma, midline shift, marshall classification
Second insults - Hypoxic and hypotensive episodes
Outcomes - Glasgow Outcome Scale Extended score including mortality
Laboratory tests - Values of glucose and hemoglobin level