The Lundbeck Foundation has generously granted 109.604 DKK to Gitte Moos Knudsen in support for our Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) derivative workshop which is being held June 21-23 at Radisson Blue Hotel. The workshop organizers are Melanie Ganz-Benjaminsen and Cyril Pernet.

The workshop physically brings together the international working group for derivatives of the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS, www.bids-standard.org). BIDS is a community-led standard for organizing, describing and sharing neuroimaging data. In addition to a specification, it includes applications and tools that make it easy for researchers to incorporate BIDS into their current workflows, maximizing reproducibility, data sharing opportunities and supporting good scientific practices.

The workshop will consist of 2½ days (Wednesday afternoon - Friday) of collaborative working on aligning the different BIDS extension proposals for derivatives across all neuroimaging modalities (most prominently MRI, MEG, EEG and PET). Participants will be members of the BIDS steering group (https://bids.neuroimaging.io/2022/11/07/BIDS-Steering-Group-Election-2022.html), BIDS maintainers, the lead of the BIDS extension proposals that concern derivatives (https://bids.neuroimaging.io/get_involved.html#extending-the-bids-specification) as well as members of the international OpenNeuroPET project (https://openneuropet.github.io/).

By harnessing modern brain imaging digital technologies through enhanced data sharing and aggregation, new applications and discoveries in neurological and psychiatric disorders can be made benefiting society in a broad sense.