Motion-BIDS: an extension to the brain imaging data structure to organize motion data for reproducible research

Sci Data. 2024 Jul 2;11(1):716. doi: 10.1038/s41597-024-03559-8.


We present an extension to the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) for motion data. Motion data is frequently recorded alongside human brain imaging and electrophysiological data. The goal of Motion-BIDS is to make motion data interoperable across different laboratories and with other data modalities in human brain and behavioral research. To this end, Motion-BIDS standardizes the data format and metadata structure. It describes how to document experimental details, considering the diversity of hardware and software systems for motion data. This promotes findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable data sharing and Open Science in human motion research.

Publication types

  • Dataset

MeSH terms

  • Brain* / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain* / physiology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Motion
  • Neuroimaging*