What is NIDB?
NIDB is the NeuroInformatics DataBase. You can pronounce it ‘N-I-D-B’, ‘Nye-DB’, or ‘Nid-Buh’, its up to you. It’s similar to XNAT, LORIS, HID, and COINS. It’s a database designed to store your neuroimaging data, make it easily accessible to you, and allow you to easily share your data with collaborators. It’s also designed to be easy to install and use. With a basic understanding of Linux, you can install the system and start importing data in less than 1 hour. Currently, NiDB has only been tested on CentOS 6.x Linux.
Here is a list of features available in NiDB:
- Store any type of imaging or assessment data
- Powerful query environment
- Real-time QC of MR data
- Automated pipelines and ability to re-insert results into database to be queried later
- Simple data import/export
- Simple data download
- DICOM receiver
Download NIDB from the downloads page. Current version is 4.2.0. You can either get the virtual machine image (which is 11GB when unzipped), or download the installer and install it on a dedicated CentOS 6 server.
NIDB can store data from any imaging format, however, the easiest to import is DICOM. Scripts are available for importing of EEG, nifti, and other format data, but may need some modifcation to work with your data. Contact us for help importing your data. See the page on importing data for more details. Scripts are available to import publicly available datasets such as ABIDE.