Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 2–13

Offering to Share: How to Put Heads Together in Autism Neuroimaging

  • Matthew K. Belmonte
  • John C. Mazziotta
  • Nancy J. Minshew
  • Alan C. Evans
  • Eric Courchesne
  • Stephen R. Dager
  • Susan Y. Bookheimer
  • Elizabeth H. Aylward
  • David G. Amaral
  • Rita M. Cantor
  • Diane C. Chugani
  • Anders M. Dale
  • Christos Davatzikos
  • Guido Gerig
  • Martha R. Herbert
  • Janet E. Lainhart
  • Declan G. Murphy
  • Joseph Piven
  • Allan L. Reiss
  • Robert T. Schultz
  • Thomas A. Zeffiro
  • Susan Levi-Pearl
  • Clara Lajonchere
  • Sophia A. Colamarino
Original Paper

Abstract

Data sharing in autism neuroimaging presents scientific, technical, and social obstacles. We outline the desiderata for a data-sharing scheme that combines imaging with other measures of phenotype and with genetics, defines requirements for comparability of derived data and recommendations for raw data, outlines a core protocol including multispectral structural and diffusion-tensor imaging and optional extensions, provides for the collection of prospective, confound-free normative data, and extends sharing and collaborative development not only to data but to the analytical tools and methods applied to these data. A theme in these requirements is the need to preserve creative approaches and risk-taking within individual laboratories at the same time as common standards are provided for these laboratories to build on.

Keywords

Imaging MRI PET Morphometry Segmentation Data sharing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew K. Belmonte
    • 1
  • John C. Mazziotta
    • 2
  • Nancy J. Minshew
    • 3
  • Alan C. Evans
    • 4
  • Eric Courchesne
    • 5
  • Stephen R. Dager
    • 6
  • Susan Y. Bookheimer
    • 7
  • Elizabeth H. Aylward
    • 8
  • David G. Amaral
    • 9
  • Rita M. Cantor
    • 10
  • Diane C. Chugani
    • 11
  • Anders M. Dale
    • 12
  • Christos Davatzikos
    • 13
  • Guido Gerig
    • 14
  • Martha R. Herbert
    • 15
  • Janet E. Lainhart
    • 16
  • Declan G. Murphy
    • 17
  • Joseph Piven
    • 18
  • Allan L. Reiss
    • 19
  • Robert T. Schultz
    • 20
  • Thomas A. Zeffiro
    • 21
  • Susan Levi-Pearl
    • 22
  • Clara Lajonchere
    • 23
  • Sophia A. Colamarino
    • 24
  1. 1.Department of Human DevelopmentCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity of California Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Psychiatry and NeurologyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  4. 4.McConnell Brain Imaging CentreMontreal Neurological InstituteMontrealCanada
  5. 5.Department of NeurosciencesUniversity of California San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  6. 6.Department of RadiologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  7. 7.Brain Mapping CenterUniversity of California Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  8. 8.Department of RadiologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  9. 9.MIND InstituteUniversity of California DavisSacramentoUSA
  10. 10.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of California Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  11. 11.Departments of Pediatrics and RadiologyChildren’s Hospital of MichiganDetroitUSA
  12. 12.Department of NeurosciencesUniversity of California San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  13. 13.Department of RadiologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  14. 14.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  15. 15.Department of NeurologyHarvard Medical SchoolCharles TownUSA
  16. 16.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  17. 17.Department of Psychological MedicineInstitute of Psychiatry, King’s College LondonLondonUK
  18. 18.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  19. 19.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  20. 20.Child Study CenterYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  21. 21.Neural Systems GroupMassachusetts General HospitalCharlestownUSA
  22. 22.Tourette Syndrome AssociationBaysideUSA
  23. 23.Autism Genetic Resource ExchangeLos AngelesUSA
  24. 24.Cure Autism NowLos AngelesUSA

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