10kin1day: A bottom-up neuroimaging initiative

Martijn P. Van Den Heuvel, Lianne H. Scholtens, Hannelore K. Van Der Burgh, Federica Agosta, Clara Alloza, Celso Arango, Bonnie Auyeung, Simon Baron-Cohen, Silvia Basaia, Manon J.N.L. Benders, Frauke Beyer, Linda Booij, Kees P.J. Braun, Geraldo Busatto Filho, Wiepke Cahn, Dara M. Cannon, Tiffany M. Chaim-Avancini, Sandra S.M. Chan, Eric Y.H. Chen, Benedicto Crespo-FacorroEveline A. Crone, Udo Dannlowski, Sonja M.C. De Zwarte, Bruno Dietsche, Gary Donohoe, Stefan Du Plessis, Sarah Durston, Covadonga M. Díaz-Caneja, Ana M. Díaz-Zuluaga, Robin Emsley, Massimo Filippi, Thomas Frodl, Martin Gorges, Beata Graff, Dominik Grotegerd, Dariusz Gąsecki, Julie M. Hall, Laurena Holleran, Rosemary Holt, Helene J. Hopman, Andreas Jansen, Joost Janssen, Krzysztof Jodzio, Lutz Jäncke, Vasiliy G. Kaleda, Jan Kassubek, Shahrzad Kharabian Masouleh, Tilo Kircher, Martijn G.J.C. Koevoets, Vladimir S. Kostic, Axel Krug, Stephen M. Lawrie, Irina S. Lebedeva, Edwin H.M. Lee, Tristram A. Lett, Simon J.G. Lewis, Franziskus Liem, Michael V. Lombardo, Carlos Lopez-Jaramillo, Daniel S. Margulies, Sebastian Markett, Paulo Marques, Ignacio Martínez-Zalacaín, Colm McDonald, Andrew M. McIntosh, Genevieve McPhilemy, Susanne L. Meinert, José M. Menchón, Christian Montag, Pedro S. Moreira, Pedro Morgado, David O. Mothersill, Susan Mérillat, Hans Peter Müller, Leila Nabulsi, Pablo Najt, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Patrycja Naumczyk, Bob Oranje, Victor Ortiz Garcia De la Foz, Jiska S. Peper, Julian A. Pineda, Paul E. Rasser, Ronny Redlich, Jonathan Repple, Martin Reuter, Pedro G.P. Rosa, Amber N.V. Ruigrok, Agnieszka Sabisz, Ulrich Schall, Soraya Seedat, Mauricio H. Serpa, Stavros Skouras, Carles Soriano-Mas, Nuno Sousa, Edyta Szurowska, Alexander S. Tomyshev, Diana Tordesillas-Gutierrez, Sofie L. Valk, Leonard H. Van Den Berg, Theo G.M. Van Erp, Neeltje E.M. Van Haren, Judith M.C. Van Leeuwen, Arno Villringer, Christiaan H. Vinkers, Christian Vollmar, Lea Waller, Henrik Walter, Heather C. Whalley, Marta Witkowska, A. Veronica Witte, Marcus V. Zanetti, Rui Zhang, Siemon C. De Lange

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number425
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalFrontiers in Neurology
Issue numberMAY
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2019


  • Brain
  • Connectome analysis
  • Diffusion weighted MRI
  • MRI
  • Network

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