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
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.
||Structural acquisitions that include multiple contrasts (multi echo, flip angle, inversion time) sequences
||Gilles de Hollander
||The BIDS Models Specification
||Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI)
||Fidel Alfaro Almagro
||Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL)
||Henk-Jan Mutsaerts and Michael Chappell
||Cyril R Pernet, Robert Oostenveld, Stefan Appelhoff
||Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
||intracranial Electroencephalography (iEEG)
||Dora Hermes and Chris Holdgraf
||The structural preprocessing derivatives
||The functional preprocessing derivatives
||Camille Maumet and Chris Markiewicz
||The resting state fMRI derivatives
||The affine transformations and nonlinear field warps
||Eric Earl, Camille Maumet, and Vasudev Raguram
||The diffusion weighted imaging derivatives
||Franco Pestilli and Oscar Esteban
||Generic BIDS connectivity data schema
||Eugene Duff and Paul McCarthy
||Cyril R Pernet, Clara Moreau, and Thomas Nichols
||Eye Tracking including Gaze Position and Pupil Size(ET)
||Benjamin Gagl and Dejan Draschkow
||Common Electrophysiological Derivatives
||Stefan Appelhoff, Cyril Pernet, Robert Oostenveld, Teon Brooks
||Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)
||PET Preprocessing derivatives
||Martin Noergaard, Graham Searle, Melanie Ganz
||Computed Tomography scan (CT)
||Medical Population Imaging Data structure (MIDS)
||Jose Manuel Saborit Torres
||Microelectrode Recordings (MER)
When an extension reaches maturity it is merged into the main body of the
All of the extension ideas that are not backwards compatible and thus
will have to wait for BIDS 2.0 are listed