Background (for those of you who are not familair with the CBBS Imaging Plattform):
The CBBS Imaging platform was created 2 years ago to enable easy
fMRI-data and analysis code sharing across neuroscience groups in
Two mile stones were set:
1. To provide an easy-to-use standard for MR-data to enable data/code
sharing. (After some discussions we opted for the implementation of the
2. To collect the programs/Scripts developed in MD or optimized for
particular scanning environments(e.g retinotopy, visual receptive field
mapping, place cell mapping, cortical surface based MVPA, LC-mapping
etc.) and to provide a Magdeburg analysis toolbox.
The first milestone has been reached. In particular Michael Hanke and
Benjamin Poldrack have developed an analysis pipeline to convert data
into the BIDS format and carry out routine pre-processing and analysis.
The second milestone will take some time, but even without the
Magdeburg toolbox a lot of different tools for data analysis from other
places are now ready to use if you have the data organised according to
the BIDS format.
At the launch event the current status of the Imaging Platform will
be presented and Michael and Benjamin are happy to take questions after a
their presentation. So, take this opportunity to talk to the developers
directly as Michael and Benjamin will leave Magdeburg soon.|