Contributing to and extending the BIDS specification
This page lists some ways that you can get involved with the BIDS community.
Contributing to BIDS
There are many ways to get involved with the BIDS community!
The BIDS Starter Kit
If you're new to the BIDS community and you'd like to learn a bit more, we recommend checking out the BIDS Starter Kit. This has introductory information about the BIDS specification, tools in the BIDS ecosystem, and how you can get involved.
The BIDS Contributor guide
If you'd like to get involved more heavily in helping extend the BIDS specification or develop tools for it, see the BIDS Contributor Guide. It contains more in-depth information for getting involved with the BIDS community.
BIDS Extension Proposals
The BIDS specification can be extended in a backwards compatible way and will evolve over time. These are accomplished with BIDS Extension Proposals (BEPs), which are community-driven processes.
Below is a table of currently-active BEPs. The "Extension label" column provides a direct link to the documentation.
|BEP001||Structural acquisitions that include multiple contrasts (multi echo, flip angle, inversion time) sequences||Gilles de Hollander|
|BEP002||The BIDS Models Specification||Tal Yarkoni|
|BEP003||Common Derivatives||Chris Gorgolewski|
|BEP004||Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI)||Fidel Alfaro Almagro|
|BEP005||Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL)||Henk-Jan Mutsaerts and Michael Chappell|
|BEP009||Positron Emission Tomography (PET)||Melanie Ganz|
|BEP011||The structural preprocessing derivatives||Andrew Hoopes|
|BEP012||The functional preprocessing derivatives||Camille Maumet and Chris Markiewicz|
|BEP013||The resting state fMRI derivatives||Steven Giavasis|
|BEP014||The affine transformations and nonlinear field warps||Oscar Esteban|
|BEP015||Mapping file||Eric Earl, Camille Maumet, and Vasudev Raguram|
|BEP016||The diffusion weighted imaging derivatives||Franco Pestilli and Oscar Esteban|
|BEP017||Generic BIDS connectivity data schema||Eugene Duff and Paul McCarthy|
|BEP018||Genetic information||Cyril R Pernet, Clara Moreau, and Thomas Nichols|
|BEP019||DICOM Metadata||Satrajit Ghosh|
|BEP020||Eye Tracking including Gaze Position and Pupil Size(ET)||Benjamin Gagl and Dejan Draschkow|
|BEP021||Common Electrophysiological Derivatives||Mainak Jas, Stefan Appelhoff, Cyril Pernet, Robert Oostenveld, Teon Brooks|
|BEP022||Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)||Dickson Wong|
|BEP023||PET Preprocessing derivatives||Martin Noergaard, Graham Searle, Melanie Ganz|
|BEP024||Computed Tomography scan (CT)||Hugo Boniface|
|BEP025||Medical Population Imaging Data structure (MIDS)||Jose Manuel Saborit Torres|
|BEP026||Microelectrode Recordings (MER)||Greydon Gilmore|
When an extension reaches maturity it is merged into the main body of the specification. Below is a table of BEPs that have been merged in the main body of the specification.
|BEP006||Electroencephalograpgy (EEG)||Cyril Pernet, Stefan Appelhoff, Robert Oostenveld|
|BEP008||Magnetoencephalography (MEG)||Guiomar Niso|
|BEP010||intracranial Electroencephalograpgy (iEEG)||Chris Holdgraf, Dora Hermes|
All of the extension ideas that are not backwards compatible and thus will have to wait for BIDS 2.0 are listed here.