ABIDE Preprocessed

The Preprocessed Connectomes Project (PCP) is pleased to announce the public release and open sharing of preprocessed neuroimaging data from the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE). A consortium of the International Neuroimaging Datasharing Initiative (INDI), ABIDE is a collaboration of 16 international imaging sites that have aggregated and are openly sharing neuroimaging data from 539 individuals suffering from ASD and 573 typical controls. These 1112 datasets are composed of structural and resting state functional MRI data along with an extensive array of phenotypic information.

Data from ABIDE was preprocessed by five different teams using their preferred tools. Functional preprocessing was performed using: the Connectome Computation System (CCS), the Configurable Pipeline for the Analysis of Connectomes (CPAC), the Data Processing Assistant for Resting-State fMRI (DPARSF) and the NeuroImaging Analysis Kit. Due to the controversies surrounding bandpass filtering and global signal regression, four different preprocessing strategies were performed with each pipeline: all combinations of with and without filtering and with and without global signal correction. To limit the variance between outputs to just preprocessing, statistical derivatives for each pipeline and strategy were calculated by the CPAC software. Structural preprocessing and calculation of cortical measures was performed using three different pipelines: ANTS, CIVET, and FreeSurfer. Refer to the links at the top for more information about the different pipelines and derivatives.

In accordance with HIPAA guidelines and 1000 Functional Connectomes Project / INDI protocols, all datasets are anonymous, with no protected health information included.


If you use data from the ABIDE Preprocessed repository please cite our abstract:

Cameron Craddock, Yassine Benhajali, Carlton Chu, Francois Chouinard, Alan Evans, András Jakab, Budhachandra Singh Khundrakpam, John David Lewis, Qingyang Li, Michael Milham, Chaogan Yan, Pierre Bellec (2013). The Neuro Bureau Preprocessing Initiative: open sharing of preprocessed neuroimaging data and derivatives. In Neuroinformatics 2013, Stockholm, Sweden.

If you have a publication that used ABIDE preprocessed data but is not included on this list, please let us know. The reference list is also available as a Mendeley Group.


ABIDE Preprocessed Founders
R. Cameron Craddock1,2, Pierre Bellec3,4

Project Coordinator
R. Cameron Craddock1,2

Data Aggregation and Organization
Daniel Clark1, Zarrar Shezhad2,5, Qingyang Li1

Quality Assessment
Steven Giavasis1,2, Zarrar Shezhad2,5, Yassine Benhajali3,6, Aimi Watanabe1, Chao-Gan Yan2, Qingyang Li1, Zhen Yang1,2

Data Processing
CCS and Freesurfer: Ting Xu7, Xinian Zuo7
CIVET: Budhachandra Khundrakpam8, John Lewis8, Alan Evans8
CPAC and ANTS: Daniel Clark1, Zarrar Shehzad2,5, Qingyang Li1, Steven Giavasis1,2, John Pellman1, R. Cameron Craddock1,2
DPARSF: Chao-Gan Yan2
NIAK: Yassine BenHajali3,6, Francois Chouinard3,8, Pierre Bellec3,4

Special thanks to the members of the ABIDE consortium, particularly Drs. Adriana Di Martino9 and Michael Milham1,2 for their valuable advice and support.

1Center for the Developing Brain, Child Mind Institute, New York, New York, United States of America, 2Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, New York, United States of America, 3Centre de recherche de l'institut de gériatrie de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 4Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 5Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States of America, 6 Département d'anthropologie,Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 7Laboratory for Functional Connectome and Development, China Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 8The McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 9Phyllis Green and Randolph Co̅wen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience at the NYU Child Study Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, United States of America