The Digital Brain Bank: an open access platform for post-mortem datasets [article]

Benjamin C. Tendler, Taylor Hanayik, Olaf Ansorge, Sarah Bangerter-Christensen, Gregory S. Berns, Mads F. Bertelsen, Katherine L. Bryant, Sean Foxley, Amy F.D. Howard, Istvan Huszar, Alexandre A. Khrapitchev, Anna Leonte (+14 others)
2021 bioRxiv   pre-print
Post-mortem MRI provides the opportunity to acquire high-resolution datasets to investigate neuroanatomy, and validate the origins of image contrast through microscopy comparisons. We introduce the Digital Brain Bank (, an interactive data discovery and release platform providing open access to curated, multimodal post-mortem neuroimaging datasets. Datasets span three themes - Digital Neuroanatomist: data for neuroanatomical investigations; Digital Brain Zoo:
more » ... ata for comparative neuroanatomy; Digital Pathologist: data for neuropathology investigations. The first Digital Brain Bank release includes fourteen distinctive whole-brain diffusion MRI datasets for structural connectivity investigations, alongside microscopy and complementary MRI modalities. This includes one of the highest-resolution whole-brain human diffusion MRI datasets ever acquired, whole-brain diffusion MRI in seven non-human primate species, and one of the largest post-mortem whole-brain cohort imaging studies in neurodegeneration. Taken together, the Digital Brain Bank provides a cross-scale, cross-species investigation framework facilitating the incorporation of post-mortem data into neuroimaging studies.
doi:10.1101/2021.06.21.449154 fatcat:fyg645rmojea7hpa2sscyku4cq