Is Neuroscience FAIR? A Call for Collaborative Standardisation of Neuroscience Data

Jean Baptiste Poline, David N. Kennedy, Friedrich T. Sommer, Giorgio A. Ascoli, David C. Van Essen, Adam R. Ferguson, Jeffrey S. Grethe, Michael J. Hawrylycz, Paul M. Thompson, Russell A. Poldrack, Satrajit S. Ghosh, David B. Keator, Thomas L. Athey, Joshua T. Vogelstein, Helen S. Mayberg, Maryann E. Martone

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In this perspective article, we consider the critical issue of data and other research object standardisation and, specifically, how international collaboration, and organizations such as the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) can encourage that emerging neuroscience data be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). As neuroscientists engaged in the sharing and integration of multi-modal and multiscale data, we see the current insufficiency of standards as a major impediment in the Interoperability and Reusability of research results. We call for increased international collaborative standardisation of neuroscience data to foster integration and efficient reuse of research objects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-512
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2022


  • International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
  • Interoperability
  • Neuroscience
  • Standards


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