A fixed, flat rate-administration fee of £2,000 will be charged for all approved requests, with additional costs for unusually complex requests that require high administrative time to deliver. Funding will go towards BRAINS Imagebank costs, data extraction and day–to–day maintenance of the BRAINS Imagebank.
The Brains Imagebank administration fee is waived for SINAPSE members in Scottish universities. Applicants from developing and low-middle income countries may be eligible for a reduced charge.
Data can only be accessed on-line for the duration agreed with the BRAINS Imagebank Steering Committee. Should the need arise to extend this period the BRAINS Imagebank should be notified; extensions of more than 25% of the planned duration will need committee approval.
The administration fee is a non-refundable, one-time cost.
1 Register for an account. You must use an official email address from the university or research organisation with which you are affiliated.
2 Fill in the search form to select the data of interest. Save the search criteria to use it in a data request.
3 Outline research proposal (this may include additional data selection requirements).
4 A Data Access Agreement will be created from the information you enter. Please read this document carefully as it outlines your legal obligations with respect to usage of the data. This document should be signed by you and by an authorised signatory of your institution and then sent to BRAINS imagebank. Only requests signed off by your institution will be considered. You can view a sample of the Data Access Agreement here
5 Your data request will be considered by the BRAINS steering committee. If you are successful you will be contacted with instructions for accessing the data and for paying the administration fee if required.
You can view the status of your request at any time on the Data Request tab (you need to login first).