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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A checklist for fMRI acquisition methods reporting in the literature

This post updates the draft checklist that was presented back in October. Thanks to all who provided feedback. The updated checklist, denoted version 1.1, incorporates a lot of the suggestions made previously. The main difference is the reduction from three to two categories. The logic is that we should be encouraging reporting of "All of Essential plus any of Supplemental" parameters in the methods section of any fMRI publication.

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Explanatory notes, consolidated from the post on the draft list, and abbreviations appear below.