Non-invasive brain stimulation BIDS proposal

Project title: Non-invasive brain stimulation BIDS proposal



Topic: Reproducible scientific methods, BIDS

Project description: Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) is a common way to structure potentially any kind of neuroimaging data. Due to its intuitive and clear structure, it has been adopted in most neuroscientific fields as a common way to organize and share data that is compliant to the F.A.I.R. principles of open science. You don’t know about BIDS? Shame on you..
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BIDS is continuously evolving, incorporating new fields and modality through community proposals. That is where we come in! We work in the field of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS), which is a modality not yet supported by BIDS. Current NIBS includes transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial electrical stimulation (tES, like tDCS, tACS, tRNS) and focused-ultrasound stimulation (FUS). Our project aims to build an official BIDS proposal on NIBS, that will help the whole field to structure and share data with a common framework (NIBS field desperately needs to be more open!).

Me and my collaborators already wrote a BIDS proposal draft and structured a prototype of a NIBS-BIDS dataset, that you can find here:

Our goal is to gather people who already have some hands-on experience in some NIBS technique and are interested in BIDS.BIDS is helping science a lot, let’s help BIDS back!

Data to use:

Link to project repository:

Goals for Brainhack Donostia 2021:

First tasks: If you have a datasets concerning NIBS or NIBS+Neuroimaging, you are welcome you bring it: we can work on BIDSifing your own data

Communication channels:

Video channel: Zoom

Number of collaborators: 4

Credit to collaborators: All new members will be listed on a contributing page and, if they want, can also participate to the writing of the final NIBS-BIDS proposal (and be among the authors)

Type of project: Data management, BIDS

Development status: Basic structure

Programming languages: Matlab, Python

Necessary Programming skills level for the project: Familiar

Necessary git skills level for the project: None

Modality: Behavioral, ECG, ECOG, EEG, Eye tracking, DWI, fMRI, fNIRS, MEG, MRI, PET, TMS, TDCS



Software suites: BIDS, FieldTrip, EEGLab


What will participants learn: You will learn about BIDS structure, why it is important to structure your data in BIDS and how to do it in practice

Twitter description We are implementing a @BIDSstandard extension to include non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques such as TMS, tES, FUS.. to the existing BIDS modalities! Every contribution is more than welcome :) Come join us at: or @GiacomoBertaz @V_Iacovella

Jan 1, 0001 12:00 AM