Saturday, Jul 22: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Educational Course - Full Day (8 hours)
During this presentation, we will provide a walkthrough of a quality control (QC) protocol using the CONN toolbox for the assessment of MRI and fMRI resting state data intended for functional connectivity analysis. We will demonstrate visual and automated QC procedures that can be employed for the evaluation of the data at different stages of the data life cycle including raw-level data, preprocessed, and denoised form. Discussions on how several of the modular and mutually non-exclusive QC procedures could be complemented and combined will be encouraged and supported with examples from the FMRI Open QC Project rest data collection. Altogether, QC testing will be discussed as a tool to become familiar with the data and aid the interpretation of the generated results. With this talk, we aim to contribute towards the dissemination of QC testing and QC reporting, with the hope that both would become an integral part of neuroimaging studies.