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The Midnight Scan Club (MSC) dataset

The goal of the MSC project is to enable precise MRI-based characterization of individual humans by collecting large quantities of MRI and fMRI data on each of ten subjects. In each subject, we collected five hours of resting state fMRI, six hours of task fMRI across four different tasks, and four scans in each of four different anatomical modalities--T1, T2, MRA, and MRV. This dataset includes all raw data in all ten subjects. In addition, we have included hand-edited T1-derived cortical surfaces, fully preprocessed volumetric and surface-based resting-state data, and individualized cortical parcellations and large-scale networks derived from the resting-state data.


001 face monitor/discrimination

002 abstract/concrete task

003 dot motion task

004 semantic decision task

005 motor fMRI task paradigm

006 rest eyes open


  • Nico U.F. Dosenbach
  • Steven M. Nelson
  • Steven E. Petersen
  • Bradley L. Schlaggar
  • Abraham Z. Snyder
  • Joshua S. Shimony
  • Kathleen B. McDermott
  • Annie Nguyen
  • Rebecca S. Coalson
  • Jacqueline M. Hampton
  • Haoxin Sun
  • Caterina Gratton
  • Catherine Hoyt-Drazen
  • Mario Ortega
  • Jeffrey J. Berg
  • Deanna J. Greene
  • Dillan J. Newbold
  • Adrian W. Gilmore
  • Timothy O. Laumann
  • Evan M. Gordon

Contact Information:

Name: Nico Dosenbach

Acknowledgements and Funding:

This work was supported by National Institutes of Health Grants NS088590, TR000448 (NUFD), MH104592 (DJG), and HD087011 (to the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at Washington University); the Jacobs Foundation (NUFD); the Child Neurology Foundation (NUFD); the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience (NUFD, BLS); the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (NUFD); the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders (NUFD, BLS, SEP); and Dart Neuroscience LLC.

External Publication Links:

Precision Functional Mapping of Individual Human Brains

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Scanner Type:

Siemens 3.0T Tim Trio, software version syngo MR B17



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How to cite this dataset:

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This data was obtained from the OpenfMRI database. Its accession number is ds000224



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Revision: 1.0.2 Date Set: Sept. 6, 2017, 2:53 p.m.


- Added mean_structural_Talaraich directories to derivatives/
- Reorganized derivatives/

Revision: 1.0.1 Date Set: Aug. 7, 2017, 5:58 p.m.


- Added missing sub-MSC06_ses-func08_task-rest_bold.nii.gz file and updated relevant scans file
- Added missing MRIQC .csv files
- Added distance matrices to derivatives directory
- Updated publication information in dataset_description.json

Revision: 1.0.0 Date Set: July 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m.


- Initial release