The NIH MRI Study of Normal Brain Development: A project sponsored by the National Institutes of Health

Welcome to the Pediatric MRI Data Repository Website. This site provides information about the NIH MRI Study of Normal Brain Development (Pediatric MRI Study) and resulting Pediatric MRI Data Repository. This website serves as the portal through which data can be obtained by qualified researchers. The overarching goal of the Pediatric MRI Study is to foster a better understanding of normal brain maturation as a basis for understanding atypical brain development associated with a variety of disorders and diseases.

Project overview

This multi-site longitudinal study used technologies (anatomical MRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and MR spectroscopy (MRS)) to map pediatric brain development and has been organized around two age cohorts, or "Objectives". Data collection began in November 2001 and ended in August 2007.

Printable brochure (PDF)


Data access

Publications using the data

Approved projects

Software and tools (free)

Proper acknowledgments for user publications and abstracts

Report to NIH (e-mail)

To email progress reports, publications, security breaches, or other issues to NIH.