Join the first BIDS Community Forum events in January 2020

The BIDS Steering Group are excited to announce two Community Forums!

Inspired by town hall meetings and the OHBM General Assembly and Feedback Forum, these online events are a space for members of the BIDS community to meet the steering group and to discuss BIDS strategy and vision.

You can ask questions in real time during one of the calls, or send us your questions in advance at this google form.

The steering group might have answers for some of the questions, but our focus during the two calls will be to listen to the needs and priorities of the BIDS community. If these events go well, we’ll aim to repeat them on a regular basis through the year.

Connection details

We have scheduled two BIDS Community Forums to accomodate as many time zones as possible.

Although you don’t have to (you can just show up!), please RSVP at this eventbrite invitation to help us predict who will be in attendance.

Community Forum #1

Community Forum #2

If you have any questions please feel free to email Franklin (

See you there

The Brain Imaging Data Structure can not reach its potential without the work of its diverse and inclusive community. Thank you for all the work you have done so far, and thank you in advance for all that you’ll do to develop, maintain, and promote BIDS in our future endeavors.

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Posted on 02 January 2020 by Kirstie Whitaker.

Meet the BIDS Steering Group

In October 2019, the BIDS community voted to ratify a new governance structure and to elect five members to oversee the development and adoption of the standard.

Each member of the steering group has their own priorities, but we share a common ambition: to help neuroimaging research more open, interoperable and efficient. We think the Brain Imaging Data Structure, the standard and its community, are a key pathway to achieve this goal.

In this blog post, each of the steering group members have explained a little about their current work, why they wanted to join the steering group, and where they hope we’ll go in the new year.

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Posted on 31 December 2019 by Kirstie Whitaker.

New website

The BIDS website has been renewed and split over multiple pages. This makes it easier to manage the content, structure and the format. Please stay tuned for new updates to the website.

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Posted on 19 December 2019 by Robert Oostenveld.

BIDS Steering Group election and Governance results

We are excited to announce the winning slate of the BIDS election is the Guiomar Niso chaired slate with Melanie Ganz, Robert Oostenveld, Russ Poldrack, and Kirstie Whitaker! Congratulations to them and thank you to all the slates and voters for making this a successful election!

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Posted on 22 October 2019 by Franklin Feingold.