Benefits

By using this standard you will benefit in the following ways:

Software currently supporting BIDS:

A description of how to build containerized apps supporting BIDS inputs can be found in the paper published in PLOS Computational Biology.

Converters

MRI and PET converters

Name Data type Expected input Language Distribution GUI Documentation Comment License Updated
bidsify MRI DICOM, PAR/REC Python Tool to convert source MRI datasets to BIDS-compatible datasets. 2019
bidskit MRI DICOM Python doc Utility functions for working with DICOM and BIDS neuroimaging data. MIT 2019
Data2Bids MRI not DICOM Python Converts MRI files from extension supported by nibabel into NIfTI and convert them to BIDS MIT 2019
Dcm2Bids MRI DICOM Python doc converts DICOM files using dcm2niix into BIDS GPL-3.0 2021
HeuDiConv MRI DICOM Python doc A flexible DICOM converter for organizing brain imaging data into structured directory layouts Apache 2.0 2021
OpenfMRI2BIDS MRI
Convert OpenfMRI dataset to BIDS 2018
ReproIn MRI Python HeuDiConv-based turnkey solution: a setup for automatic generation of shareable, version-controlled BIDS datasets from MR scanners. MIT 2021
XNAT2BIDS MRI shell
Simple xnat pipeline to convert DICOM scans to BIDS-compatible output (nii+json). 2018
Horos (Osirix) export plugin objective C
true Horos plugin for BIDS output. GPL-3.0 2018
BIDScoin MRI, phsyiological, behavioral, PET DICOM, PAR/REC, physiological, PET Python true doc BIDScoin converts your source-level neuroimaging data to BIDS GPL-3.0 2021
BIDSme MRI, EEG DICOM, Nifti, Brain Vision Python
doc GPL-2.0 2021
BrkRaw MRI Bruker MRI scanner data Python
true For a preclinical Bruker MRI scanner GPL-3.0 2021
Clinica data from ADNI, AIBL, NIFD, OASIS, OASIS-3 Python
doc MIT 2021
dac2bids MRI DICOM Python
Create a BIDS structure for a DICOM folder. 2017
Autobids MRI DICOM
Automated Dicom to BIDS and pipelines using compute canada. From the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) at Western’s Robarts Research Institute. 2021
BiDirect_BIDS_Converter MRI DICOM R
false doc Converts MRI data from DICOM to BIDS in three user-interactions (csv editings). From the Institute of epidemiology and social medicine, University of Münster. GPL-3.0 2021
BIDS-converter PET DICOM, ECAT MATLAB, Python
false Helps you convert your PET data! raw PET scanner files (for example ecat, dicom) and additional side file like excel sheets. MIT 2021
Explore ASL ASL DICOM, Nifti MATLAB
doc Convert DICOM and NIFTI data to the ASL-BIDS format. 2021

EEG, MEG, iEEG converters

Name Data type Expected input Language Distribution GUI Documentation Comment License Updated
BIDSme MRI, EEG DICOM, Nifti, Brain Vision Python
doc GPL-2.0 2021
MNE-BIDS MEG, EEG, iEEG Either raw MEG, EEG, or iEEG data for conversion, or a BIDS dataset for reading Python MNE-BIDS is a Python package that allows you to read and write BIDS-compatible datasets with the help of MNE-Python. BSD-3.0 2021
EEGLAB MEG, EEG EDF, BDF, Brain Vision Exchange Format, EEGLAB .set files MATLAB
See plugins 2021
FieldTrip - data2bids EEG, MEG, iEEG, behavioral, MRI (anat and func) any EEG or MEG file format, NBS Presentation logfiles, DICOM, nifti MATLAB
doc GPL-3.0 2021
Biscuit MEG Python
true doc GUI for easy MEG to BIDS conversion MIT 2019
sovabids EEG Python
doc A Python package for the automatic conversion of EEG datasets to the BIDS standard, with a focus on making the most out of metadata. 2021

'From BIDS' converters

Converters that take a BIDS dataset as input to convert it into something else. Not mentioned here are the many softwares that can import a BIDS data as data structure they are more familiar with.

Name Data type Expected input Language Distribution GUI Documentation Comment License Updated
BIDS2ISATab BIDS Python
Extract ISA-Tab compatible metadata from BIDS 2016
BIDSto3col TSV BIDS shell, Python
Reads BidsTSV and then creates 3 column event files, one per event type if a "trial_type" column is found. 2016
BIDS2NDA BIDS Python
Extract NIHM Data Archive compatible metadata from BIDS Apache-2.0 2020
bids2xar - for XNAT import MRI BIDS Python
Convert BIDS data set into XNAT XAR bundles 2017
BIDS2NIDM BIDS Python
This program will convert a NIDM-Experiment RDF document to a BIDS dataset. 2021
AFNI BIDS-tools MRI BIDS shell, Python
ARCHIVED - Scripts, tools, and documents on creating, parsing, and working with BIDS-structured data sets. 2019

Physiological data converters

Name Data type Expected input Language Distribution GUI Documentation Comment License Updated
BIDScoin MRI, phsyiological, behavioral, PET DICOM, PAR/REC, physiological, PET Python true doc BIDScoin converts your source-level neuroimaging data to BIDS GPL-3 2021
phys2bids phsyiological Acqknowledge, Labchart Python doc Python3 library to format physiological files in BIDS. Apache-2.0 2021

Miscellaneous

Not exactly BIDS converters but are common tools that can used by other BIDS converters.

Name Data type Expected input Language Distribution GUI Documentation Comment License Updated
convert-eprime behavioral E-Prime log files Python
Python functions to convert E-Prime files to csvs. Not currently being developed. MIT 2020
DCM2NIIx DICOM, PAR/REC C++ (compiled versions available from NITRC)
dcm2nii DICOM to NIfTI converter 2021
DICM2NII DICOM DICOM MATLAB
dcm2nii DICOM to NIfTI converter BSD-2 2021

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