Open Neuroimaging Datasets

This is a collection of links to openly available neuroimaging datasets. 

By sharing these resources, we can facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts that will lead to a better understanding of the human brain and its disorders. Brain imaging datasets based on culturally and ethnically diverse populations are crucial for this purpose as well. If you would like to add links to this collection, please fill out this form.

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OpenNeuro — data sharing platform for MRI, MEG, EEG, iEEG, ECoG, ASL, and PET data.

NIF: Neuroscience Information Framework — a repository of global web-based neuroscience resources: data, materials, and tools.

CONP: The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform — a national platform for open sharing of neuroscience research data.

Healthy, Young Adults

HCP: The Human Connectome Project Young Adult — including 3T and 7T MRIs, as well as MEG data, from a large cohort of young adults.

AOMIC: the Amsterdam Open MRI Collection — including fMRI, T1w, and DWI, collected from a broad range of subjects.

GSP: Brain Genomics Superstruct Project — MRI and fMRI data from a large and diverse group of individuals.

SLIM: Southwest University Longitudinal Imaging Multimodal — resting-state fMRI, MPRAGE, and DTI data from a cohort of subjects

CoRR: Consortium for Reliability and Reproducibility —assessment of test-retest reliability and reproducibility for functional and structural connectomics.


UK Biobank — comprehensive dataset from over 40,000 participants, covering a wide age range.

ABCD: Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development — tracking brain development and cognitive function in a large cohort of children and adolescents.

OASIS: Open Access Series of Imaging Studies — structural MRI data from a broad age range, from 42 to 95 years old.

Cam-Can: Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience — from individuals aged 36 to over 100 years old.

HCP Aging — focusing on brain changes in adults aged 36 to over 100 years old.

HCP Development — brain development in children and adolescents aged 5 to 21 years old.

BCP: Baby Connectome Project — infants and young children, from birth to age 5.

Developing HCP — brain development in the prenatal period, from 20 to 44 weeks post-conception.

cVEDA: Consortium on Vulnerability to Externalizing Disorders and Addictions — brain development and risk factors, from ages 6 to 23.

NKI-RS: Enhanced Nathan Kline Institute – Rockland Sample — multimodal, task fMRI, behaviour, from ages 6 to 85.

Prenatal Longitudinal

Generation R — prenatal and early childhood development, collected since 2002 in the Netherlands.

GUSTO: Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes —prenatal and early childhood development, collected since 2009 in Singapore.

FinnBrain — prenatal and early childhood development, collected since 2010 in Finland.

HBCD: HEALthy Brain and Child Development — prenatal and early childhood development, collected over 10 years in the USA.

YOUth — prenatal and early childhood development, collected over 6 years in the Netherlands.

DCHS: Drakenstein Child Health Study — prenatal and early childhood development, collected over 5 years in South Africa.


ABIDE: Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange — functional and structural brain imaging data collected from laboratories around the world.

ADHD-200: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder —structural and functional datasets.

QPN: Quebec Parkinson Network — Parkinson’s disease, ages 33-94, multimodal.

Pain and Interoception Imaging Network — pain-related conditions, multi-site, resting state, behaviour.

Nigerian brains — datasets of patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia.

Tasks-Based fMRI Datasets

StudyForrest — brain scans and eye-tracking data collected while subjects watched the movie “Forrest Gump”.

MyConnectome — changes in one individual’s brain over the course of more than one year.

Midnight Scan Club — collected after midnight to control for time of day effects on brain activity.

NSD: The Natural Scenes Dataset — collected while subjects viewed thousands of color natural scenes.

BOLD5000 — collected while subjects viewed 5000 visual images.

“Narratives” Collection— collected while subjects listened to naturalistic spoken stories.

IBC: Individual Brain Charting —fMRI data from twelve human brains during various cognitive tasks.

Courtois NeuroMod — collected during different tasks, including watching the TV series “Friends”.