The ReproNim vision is to help neuroimaging researchers to:
so that the outcomes of neuroimaging research are more reproducible.
Achieving these goals requires both technical development of readily accessible, user-friendly computational services (discover, describe, and do functions) that can be readily integrated into current research practices, and broad educational outreach about reproducibility (teach) to the neuroimaging community at large including developers as well as applied researchers across basic sciences and clinical disciplines.
ReproNim tools and services are intended to support a wide range of users with varied background, from applied users with minimal or extensive experience in image analysis, physics, and computer science to technology developers and software engineers.
On-demand access (discovery) for widely distributed web-based data, publication and software resources, with highly refined search tools. There are two broad classes of product we envision:
These tools are designed to facilitate data sharing, use and discovery. ReproNim is developing an integrated application, NeuroBLAST, that will powerfully enable user-specified search and publish functions to data repositories, published studies, versioned software packages, study-related questions, and content.
Reproducible description based on recording, reporting, and reusing experimenter procedures from start to finish. Machine-captured experimental metadata from scanner (data acquisition) to methods, analyses, and results.
ReproNim is developing BrainVerse to help researchers manage, track and share information in a comprehensive format.
Efficient management of data and scripts while capturing the history and details of changes and analyses execution in a fashion that facilitates inspection, comparison, modification, sharing, and re-execution. We provide
ReproNim is developing ReproIn framework for turnkey collection of BIDS datasets straight from the scanner, and ReproMan to help researchers track and manage computation resources that they have available and to use them in a reproducible and scalable way.
An increasing body of evidence point to some issues in reproducibility in biomedical or life sciences. The issue of lack of reproducibility has been now described in several scientific domains and for several years, raising concerns in the scientific community. ReproNim has developed a curriculum that will give researchers the information, tools and practices to perform repeatable and efficient research and a map of where to find the resources for deeper practical training.
ReproNim is only as successful as the neuroimaging community itself. We encourage active participation and engagement in our efforts. See our current community collaborator and service projects.
Join us! If you have a project that could benefit from a collaborative relationship with ReproNim let us know your interests and needs via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone from ReproNim will be in touch to see how we can work together.