We organized 10Kin1day, a pop-up scientific event with the goal to bring together neuroimaging groups from around the world to jointly analyze 10,000+ existing MRI connectivity datasets during a 3-day workshop. In this report, we describe the motivation and principles of 10Kin1day, together with a public release of 8,000+ MRI connectome maps of the human brain. Ongoing grand-scale projects like the European Human Brain Project (1), the US Brain Initiative (2), the Human Connectome Project (3), the Chinese Brainnetome (4) and exciting world-wide neuroimaging collaborations such as ENIGMA (5) herald the new era of big neuroscience. In conjunction with these major undertakings, there is an emerging trend for bottom-up initiatives, starting with small-scale projects built upon existing collaborations and infrastructures. As described by Mainen et al. (6), these initiatives are centralized around self-organized groups of researchers working on the same challenges and sharing interests and specialized expertise. These projects could scale and open up to a larger audience and other disciplines over time, eventually lining up and merging their findings with other programs to make the bigger picture.

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Keywords Brain, Connectome analysis, Diffusion weighted MRI, MRI, Network
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2019.00425, hdl.handle.net/1765/117606
Journal Frontiers in Neurology
van den Heuvel, M, Scholtens, L.H, Van Der Burgh, H.K. (Hannelore K.), Agosta, F. (Federica), Alloza, C. (Clara), Arango, C. (Celso), … De Lange, S.C. (Siemon C.). (2019). 10kin1day: A bottom-up neuroimaging initiative. Frontiers in Neurology (Vol. 10). doi:10.3389/fneur.2019.00425