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ReproNim: A Center for Reproducible Neuroimaging Computation

Welcome to ReproNim!

The ReproNim vision is to to help neuroimaging researchers to:

  • Find and Share data in a FAIR fashion (discover resources with NeuroBLAST)
  • Comprehensively describe their data and analysis workflows in precisely replicable fashion (describe research processes with ReproIN and BrainVerse)
  • Manage their computational resource options (do analysis with NICEMAN)

so that the outcomes of neuroimaging research are more reproducible.

Data flow diagram

Achieving these goals requires both technical development of readily accessible, user-friendly computational services (discover, describe, and do functions) that can be readily integrated into current research practices, and broad educational outreach about reproducibility (teach) to the neuroimaging community at large including developers as well as applied researchers across basic sciences and clinical disciplines.

Use cases.

ReproNim tools and services are intended to support a wide range of users with varied background, from applied users with minimal or extensive experience in image analysis, physics, and computer science to technology developers and software engineers.

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On-demand access (discovery) for widely distributed web-based data, publication and software resources, with highly refined search tools. There are two broad classes of product we envision:

  • Tools to help researchers Publish their data, making it discoverable
  • Tools to help researchers Discover published data.

These tools are designed to facilitate data sharing, use and discovery. ReproNim is developing an integrated application, NeuroBLAST, that will powerfully enable user-specified search and publish functions to data repositories, published studies, versioned software packages, study-related questions, and content.


Reproducible description based on recording, reporting, and reusing experimenter procedures from start to finish. Machine-captured experimental metadata from scanner (data acquisition) to methods, analyses, and results.

  • Tools to help researchers record (describe) experimental procedures
  • Tools to help researchers define and semantically describe workflow.

ReproNim is developing BrainVerse to help researchers manage, track and share information in a comprehensive format.


Enabling of versatile, precisely versioned, and virtually accessible computational environments that allow investigators to do and redo their analyses consistently and reproducibly via any one or more of many computing options (e.g. desktop, laptop, cloud, high performance clusters).

  • Tools to help researchers do their analyses from anywhere, using any computing option needed
  • Tools to help researchers describe and share computation solutions for collaboration, publication.

ReproNim's NICEMAN application will allow users to (re)create the complete computational environment, via cloud or local system, as needed for a specific analysis, and to describe and share their computation solutions and results, thereby enabling reproducible collaborative and/or historic reanalysis.


Our Educational Objectives include:

  • Topical training in the overall issues that affect the reproducibility of neuroimaging research (data acquisition and characterization, experimental methods, analyses, record keeping and reporting, reusability, and sharing of data and methods)
  • Development of a next-generation cadre of software developers that are versed in the techniques that promote reproducibility and education of the neuroimaging researcher in the tools that promote complete experimental description.

Our initial (Phase 1) curriculum focuses on the developer in order to initiate a set of tools that are reproducibility-enabled. Future curricula will extend the reach of these materials to encompass a broader community of researchers.


ReproNim is only as successful as the neuroimaging community itself. We encourage active participation and engagement in our efforts. See our current community collaborator and service projects.

Join us! If you have a project that could benefit from a collaborative relationship with ReproNim let us know your interests and needs via email at Someone from ReproNim will be in touch to see how we can work together.


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