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This video article provides an introduction to a data primer which leads data curators through the process of preparing a neuroimaging dataset for submission into a repository. A team of health sciences librarians and informationists created the primer which is focused on data from functional magnetic resonance images that are saved in either DICOM or NIfTI formats. The video walks through a flowchart discussing the process of preparing data sets to be deposited into a repository, key curatorial questions to ask for data that is highly sensitive, and how to suggest edits to this and other primers. The primer grew out of a data curation workshop hosted by the Data Curation Network.

A transcript of this interview is available for download under Additional Files.


Data curation, neuroimaging data, data primer, dicom, nifti, medical data, functional neuroimaging

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Moore, Michael, Brandon Patterson, Sara Samuel, Helenmary Sheridan, and Chris Sorensen. 2020. “Neuroimaging DICOM and NIfTI Data Curation Primer.” Data Curation Network. University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy. https://hdl.handle.net/11299/216582


Special thanks to the Data Curation Network and our team mentor, Joel Herndon from Duke University.

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Sara Samuel, University of Michigan, Taubman Health Sciences Library, 1135 Catherine St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA; henrysm@umich.edu

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© 2021 Samuel et al. This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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