The genetics-BIDS extension: Easing the search for genetic data associated with human brain imaging

Clara A. Moreau, Martineau Jean-Louis, Ross Blair, Christopher J. Markiewicz, Jessica A. Turner, Vince D. Calhoun, Thomas E. Nichols, Cyril R. Pernet

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Abstract

Metadata are what makes databases searchable. Without them, researchers would have difficulty finding data with features they are interested in. Brain imaging genetics is at the intersection of two disciplines, each with dedicated dictionaries and ontologies facilitating data search and analysis. Here, we present the genetics Brain Imaging Data Structure extension, consisting of metadata files for human brain imaging data to which they are linked, and describe succinctly the genomic and transcriptomic data associated with them, which may be in different databases. This extension will facilitate identifying micro-scale molecular features that are linked to macro-scale imaging repositories, facilitating data aggregation across studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalGigaScience
Volume9
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 17 2020

Keywords

  • Brain Imaging Data Structure
  • genomics
  • human brain imaging
  • transcriptomics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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