The History of LORIS

LORIS was originally developed for the NIH MRI Study of Normal Brain Development (NIHPD; Evans and Brain Development Cooperative Group, 2006), which was funded in 1999. LORIS was designed from inception to facilitate active multi-site study management and centralized archiving and retrieval of multi-modal data.

The initial instance of LORIS included behavioural data entry functionality, scoring algorithms and normative lookup tables coded directly into the database for the full battery of measures. An imaging browser was added soon after for management and quality control procedures. Querying capabilities were eventually included using our Data Query Tool with the public dissemination phase of the study in 2006.

Having completed the full lifecycle of the NIHPD multi-site study, LORIS was adopted as the data platform for IBIS (Infant Brain Imaging Study), the Autism sibling study of brain development. Eventually, LORIS began to proliferate globally to numerous projects.

Numerous tools and modules have since been incorporated into the platform to facilitate data management, quality control, and sharing efforts. Web-based imaging visualization was introduced via BrainBrowser in 2011.

LORIS’ extensive suite of modules is deployed in numerous projects globally with code contributions coming from an ever-growing community of developers.

Key Publications and References

  • Papers & Publications

    LORIS Governance Framework

    April
    2019
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    MCIN Open Science Guidance: Data Preparation Checklist

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    Integration of “omics” Data and Phenotypic Data Within a Unified Extensible Multimodal Framework

    Das et al
    2018
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    CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE FOR OPEN SCIENCE AT THE MONTREAL NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE.

    Das et al
    2016
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    THE MNI DATA-SHARING AND PROCESSING ECOSYSTEM.

    Das et al
    2015
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    LORIS: a web-based data management system for multi-center studies.

    Das et al
    2011
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LORIS Team

Samir Das

Zia Mohaddes

Dave MacFarlane

Christine Rogers

Cecile Madjar

Justin Kat

Nicolas Brossard

Xavier Lecours-Boucher

Leigh MacIntyre

Tom Beaudry

Pierre-Emmanuel Morin

Najmeh Khalili-Mahani

Rida Abou-Haidar

John Saigle

Wang Shen

Liza Levitis

Meaghan Evans

Sruthy Mathew

Henri Rabalais

Zaliqa Rosli

Stephanie Dyke

Krishna Chatpar

Y. (Corey) Chen

Santiago Torres

Mélanie Legault

Alizée Wickenheiser

Derek Lo

Past Contributors

Jonathan Harlap

Sebastian Muehlbock

Dario Vins

Alex Zijdenbos

Jordan Stirling

Mouna Safi-Harab

David Blader

Penelope Kostopoulos

Rathi Gnanasekaran

Tara Campbell

Ted Strauss

Carolina Makowski

Angie Mosquera

Zain Virani

Jake Penny

Stella Lee

Alex Ilea

Carolina Marasinska

Marc-Etienne Rousseau

Tristan Glatard

and so on

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