Welcome to the Pediatric MRI Data Repository Website.
This site provides information about the NIH MRI Study of Normal Brain Development (Pediatric MRI Study) and resulting Pediatric MRI Data Repository. This website serves as the portal through which data can be obtained by qualified researchers. The overarching goal of the Pediatric MRI Study is to foster a better understanding of normal brain maturation as a basis for understanding atypical brain development associated with a variety of disorders and diseases.

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Project overview:

This multi-site longitudinal study used technologies (anatomical MRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and MR spectroscopy (MRS)) to map pediatric brain development and has been organized around two Objectives. Data collection began in November 2001 and ended in August 2007. Data is being released in stages... read more →


A collaborative effort among the participating centers and NIH resulted in age-appropriate MRI protocols and clinical/behavioral batteries of instruments... read more →


Published papers from the project are available... read more →

Data access:

Qualified researchers may apply by completing a Data Use Certification and a Data Access Request using Standard Form (SF) 424, available through this website. Full and partial data sets of clinical/behavioral and image data are available for download... read more →

Report to NIH:

To email progress reports, publications, security breaches, or other issues to NIH, click here.