[Neurodebian-upstream] [Nipy-devel] Standard dataset

Steve Pieper pieper at bwh.harvard.edu
Tue Sep 21 17:43:52 UTC 2010

Hi Michael -

There is a list of some datasets that might be of interest here:


Many of these are hosted on MIDAS at Kitware, a database project that's 
grown out of ITK.  You might find additional datasets there:


Also, the oasis dataset is very nice:


and you'll find public data at these two xnat sites:




On 09/21/2010 12:10 PM, Michael Hanke wrote:
> Hi,
> [cross-posting to neurodebian-upstream list]
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 08:29:36AM -0700, Matthew Brett wrote:
>> I'd love to hear about standard datasets.  I've been collecting some,
>> but they're a bit scattered, with unclear licenses, most of them.
> Is there a public list of "free" datasets somewhere? We have started
> packaging a few:
> http://neuro.debian.net/pkgs/fsl-atlases.html
> http://neuro.debian.net/pkgs/fsl-feeds.html
> http://neuro.debian.net/pkgs/mni-colin27-nifti.html
> http://neuro.debian.net/pkgs/mni-icbm152-nlin-2009a.html
> http://neuro.debian.net/pkgs/mni-icbm152-nlin-2009b.html
> http://neuro.debian.net/pkgs/mni-icbm152-nlin-2009c.html
> but they will need some standardization work. For example, 'fsl-atlases'
> comes with FSL, but it is really a number of neuro-atlases that are
> quite useful outside of FSL too.
> Same for 'fsl-feeds' -- This is FSL's regression testsuite, but it
> really also is a bunch of 'standard' datasets for fMRI, tractography,
> ... that could be very handy to develop cross-toolchain
> regression/validity tests.
> It would be very useful to compile a list of dataset for any purpose in
> neuroimaging/science with 'usable' licenses (at least non-commercial or
> more free). Does anyone know about such?
> Thanks in advance,
> Michael

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