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NITRC: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse, a successful knowledge environment for the functional and structural MR researcher

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 — Poster Session III

10:00 a.m. – Noon

Natcher Conference Center




  • D Kennedy
  • N Preuss
  • C Haselgrove
  • R Buccigrossi
  • M Ellisman
  • J Grethe
  • H Evans-Kavaldjian
  • A Crowley
  • K Pohland
  • J Turner


We report on a neuroimaging informatics knowledge environment for functional and structural neuroimaging tools and resources: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC). Funded by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research in 2006, NITRC’s fosters a recently redesigned user-friendly knowledge environment for the neuroimaging community. Continuing to identify existing software tools and resources valuable to this community, NITRC’s goal is to support its researchers dedicated to enhancing, adopting, distributing, and contributing to the evolution of neuroimaging analysis tools and resources. Located at, NITRC promotes software tools and resources, vocabularies, test data, and now, pre-processed, community-generated data sets (1000 Functional Connectomes, ADHD200), extending the impact of previously funded, neuroimaging informatics contributions to a broader community. NITRC gives researchers greater and more efficient access to the tools and resources they need, better categorizing and organizing existing tools and resources, facilitating interactions between researchers and developers, and promoting better use through enhanced documentation. In Summary, NITRC facilitates access to a growing number of neuroimaging tools and resources (380+), and supports 1+ mil. hits monthly by 95,000+ unique visitors, initiating 330,000+ downloads. NITRC is now established itself as a key resource for the advancement of functional and structural neuroimaging research.

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