Offering to share: how to put heads together in autism neuroimaging.

TitleOffering to share: how to put heads together in autism neuroimaging.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBelmonte, MK, Mazziotta JC, Minshew NJ, Evans AC, Courchesne E, Dager SR, Bookheimer SY, Aylward EH, Amaral DG, Cantor RM, Chugani DC, Dale AM, Davatzikos C, Gerig G, Herbert MR, Lainhart JE, Murphy DG, Piven J, Reiss AL, Schultz RT, Zeffiro TA, Levi-Pearl S, Lajonchere C, Colamarino SA
JournalJournal of autism and developmental disorders
Date Published2008 Jan
KeywordsAutistic Disorder, Brain, Child, Cognition Disorders, Cooperative Behavior, Female, Humans, Interprofessional Relations, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Neuropsychological Tests, Phenotype, Positron-Emission Tomography, Social Perception

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.

Alternate JournalJ Autism Dev Disord