An Open Resource for Non-human Primate Imaging.
Milham MP., Ai L., Koo B., Xu T., Amiez C., Balezeau F., Baxter MG., Blezer ELA., Brochier T., Chen A., Croxson PL., Damatac CG., Dehaene S., Everling S., Fair DA., Fleysher L., Freiwald W., Froudist-Walsh S., Griffiths TD., Guedj C., Hadj-Bouziane F., Ben Hamed S., Harel N., Hiba B., Jarraya B., Jung B., Kastner S., Klink PC., Kwok SC., Laland KN., Leopold DA., Lindenfors P., Mars RB., Menon RS., Messinger A., Meunier M., Mok K., Morrison JH., Nacef J., Nagy J., Rios MO., Petkov CI., Pinsk M., Poirier C., Procyk E., Rajimehr R., Reader SM., Roelfsema PR., Rudko DA., Rushworth MFS., Russ BE., Sallet J., Schmid MC., Schwiedrzik CM., Seidlitz J., Sein J., Shmuel A., Sullivan EL., Ungerleider L., Thiele A., Todorov OS., Tsao D., Wang Z., Wilson CRE., Yacoub E., Ye FQ., Zarco W., Zhou Y-D., Margulies DS., Schroeder CE.
Non-human primate neuroimaging is a rapidly growing area of research that promises to transform and scale translational and cross-species comparative neuroscience. Unfortunately, the technological and methodological advances of the past two decades have outpaced the accrual of data, which is particularly challenging given the relatively few centers that have the necessary facilities and capabilities. The PRIMatE Data Exchange (PRIME-DE) addresses this challenge by aggregating independently acquired non-human primate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) datasets and openly sharing them via the International Neuroimaging Data-sharing Initiative (INDI). Here, we present the rationale, design, and procedures for the PRIME-DE consortium, as well as the initial release, consisting of 25 independent data collections aggregated across 22 sites (total = 217 non-human primates). We also outline the unique pitfalls and challenges that should be considered in the analysis of non-human primate MRI datasets, including providing automated quality assessment of the contributed datasets.