OSIPI Task Force 3.2: Clinical and preclinical data

Task force aims

Build an inventory of freely available clinical and preclinical perfusion MRI data.


Task force description

The inventory is aimed at researchers looking for data to test their perfusion analysis methods, and at data owners who want to share data for secondary research. The inventory will provide a curated list of publicly available preclinical and clinical perfusion datasets that can be used to test algorithms in real-world conditions for robustness, reproducibility and practicality. Task force 3.2 will initially focus on identifying, listing and qualifying existing datasets. In a second phase we may identify gaps in the available data and take actions to fill them.


Task force leads


Task force members

  • Zaki Ahmed
    McGill University, Canada

  • Beatriz Asenjo Garcia
    Regional University Hospital of Málaga, Spain

  • Greg Cron
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada

  • Pauline Hall Barrientos

  • Jochen Hirsch
    Fraunhofer MEVIS, Germany

  • Thomas Lindner
    University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

  • Felix Navarro
    Regional University Hospital of Málaga, Spain

  • Federico Pineda

  • Annette van der Toorn
    University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • Lutz Lüdemann
    Universitätsklinikum Essen, Germany

  • Anahita Fathi
    University of Pennsylvania, USA


Task force status

  • Feb 1, 2020 Lead confirmed
  • Identifying Co-lead..
  • Feb 17, 2020 Scheduling of the kick-off call initiated
  • March 10, 2020 Kick-off monthly phone call of the TF
  • April 2, 2020 roadmap communicated to the OSIPI EMB
  • April 14, 2020 roadmap discussed and confirmed with the TF

  • Task force folder on drive - storage space for public or private documents developed by the task force.
  • Task force slack channel - for discussions between task force members.
  • Task force webpage backend - for information on task force progress, links to public resources, aims, membership, status, etc.