Open Collaborative Ecosystem for Advanced Neuroimaging Exploration



Project Info.

Neuroimaging research at CFMRI is being performed by a large and diverse community of more than 60 investigators within UCSD and neighboring institutes.   These investigators share common challenges in the management, processing, and analysis of large and complex neuroimaging datasets. As the size and complexity of image datasets continue to grow alongside rapidly developing technical advances, it has become increasingly difficult for individual investigators to muster the resources needed to effectively handle these challenges and to take advantage of opportunities for collaboration and synergy.  To address the evolving needs of the UCSD neuroimaging community, we are developing OceanX, an Open Collaborative Ecosystem for Advanced Neuroimaging eXploration.   


Open: OceanX will optimally leverage open platforms and solutions for data storage, management, and processing, and it will contribute to ongoing national and international open-source efforts in the area of neuroimaging data science.


Collaborative:  OceanX will create a collaborative environment to make use of and develop standardized data structures and processing pipelines with support for multimodal datasets, metadata, and provenance information.


Ecosystem:  OceanX will serve as a unique testbed for discovery, collaboration, and training in the neuroimaging data sciences.  It will facilitate the use of complex neuroimaging datasets in both undergraduate and graduate data science courses and training endeavors. It will enable research aimed at determining the environments, processes, and methods that best foster discovery and collaboration.


Advanced:  OceanX will be designed to enable the development and application of state-of-the-art analysis algorithms and computational frameworks.  It will be configured to scale and adapt to the evolving needs of the community.


Neuroimaging eXploration:  OceanX will enable exploration of a rich diversity of neuroimaging datasets, with an initial focus on anatomical and functional MRI data, including measures of cortical anatomy, functional connectivity, cerebral blood flow, white matter tractography, and simultaneously acquired EEG.




March 1, 2018

We will be presenting our poster at the Halicioglu Data Science Institute Launch Event on Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

You can download our poster here.


Do you want to learn more on how we can help your neuroimaging study? We would like to hear from you!

Please use the form below or email directly to ddshin AT ucsd DOT edu.

Project by UCSD CFMRI