Neuroimaging databases

In here is a small list of databases in the field on neuroimaging:

fMRI related databases: is a project to make fMRI data freely available. It is hosted by Russ Poldrack at the university of Texas. From the project websit: is a project dedicated to the free and open sharing of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) datasets, including raw data.

The most successful current data sharing projects(…)  are focused primarily on sharing of processed data (…) The OpenfMRI project differs in that it provides the basis for sharing of complete raw fMRI datasets.


Neurosynth  is a wrapper  that “simply” turns paper data into images where brain active regions are mapped and allows for meta-analysis of processed  data. From the project website:

NeuroSynth is a platform for large-scale, automated synthesis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data extracted from published articles.

The Neurosynth website is essentially just a glorified wrapper around a set of open-source Python and JavaScript packages. In practice, this means you can use the tools we’ve made available to easily reproduce just about any images or data you find on this website. Most of the tools are hosted in our GitHub repository.

Oasis brains is better described by the developers:

The Open Access Series of Imaging Studies (OASIS) is a project aimed at making MRI data sets of the brain freely available to the scientific community

OASIS is made available by the Washington University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Dr. Randy Buckner at at Harvard University, the Neuroinformatics Research Group (NRG) at Washington University School of Medicine, and the Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN).


Coins, The Collaborative Informatics and Neuroimaging Suite, is a suite developed to allow data storage, sharing and communication among investigators and institutions. Currently the systems allows fMRI, MRI, EEG, ERP, and MEG data to be uploaded



2 thoughts on “Neuroimaging databases”

  1. Not sure where it fits best… one of the aspects we promote it as is “A data distribution” but you might like to mention and in particular (if you like NeuroDebian, and like data, you should like this one… if you love git and work with data, you should get to love DataLad 😉 )

    1. Hi Yaroslav,
      thanks for visiting the website! Also, thanks for adding this comment. I looked at the links, and I think it could be interesting to write a small post about it? If you think this is something interesting, send me a message in

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