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The purpose of this best practice is to elaborate the principles of open and reproducible research for neuroimaging using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). It covers: 1. experimental design reporting, 2. image acquisition reporting, 3. preprocessing reporting, 4. statistical modeling, 5. results reporting, 6. data sharing, and 7. reproducibility. For each of seven areas of a study, a tabular listing of over 100 items to help plan, execute, report, and share research in the most transparent fashion is provided.


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Use this best practice is you are performing task-based and resting-state functional MRI (fMRI) and structural and diffusion MRI and want advice on:

  • Experimental design reporting
  • Image acquisition reporting
  • Preprocessing reporting
  • Statistical modeling
  • Results reporting
  • Data sharing
  • Reproducibility