Happy New Year 2019!

Dear Researchers at The R-fMRI Network,

Happy New Year 2019!

Thank you very much for spending another year with us, let’s welcome an exciting new year of 2019!

1. 2019 is the 10th anniversary of DPARSF, and the 5th anniversary of DPABI. Our software have made a significant impact in the field of resting-state fMRI, and facilitated the spreading of the field. This year, let’s welcome our next generation of software, DPABISurf: A Surface-Based Resting-State fMRI Data Analysis Toolbox.

2. 2019 is the 10th anniversary of The R-fMRI Course. Our course have educated a large amount of users for the principals of R-fMRI as well as how to analyze the data. This year, we are going to have The R-fMRI Lecture, which is a 2-day free onsite lecture you can join.

3. 2019 is the 3rd anniversary of The R-fMRI Maps Project. Our project has facilitated several studies using this huge data. This year, we are going to release data of 1300 patients with major depressive disorder and 1128 healthy controls, i.e., REST-meta-MDD (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/10/22/321745).

4. 2019 is the 3rd anniversary of The R-fMRI Journal Club. We are discussing R-fMRI studies in the Journal Club with an online streaming: (https://douyu.com/rfmri). Mostly, the language of this Journal Club is English. You can join us every Friday 9am (Beijing Time), please check our schedule at http://rnet.co/jc.

5. 2019 is the 6th anniversary of The R-fMRI Network. The R-fMRI Network (RFMRI.ORG) has been designed as a framework to support R-fMRI studies. The R-fMRI Network comprises R-fMRI researchers (the nodes) who are connected by sharing (the edges) with each other. Through the network, we can efficiently share ideas, comments, resources, tools, experiences, data, and our increasing knowledge of the brain. Researchers (nodes) with basic neuroscience, methodological, or clinical backgrounds can connect with each other in the network.  We hope the R-fMRI Network had helped to enhance collaborations among researchers, especially to translate our knowledge of basic neuroscience and methodology to clinical applications (bench to bedside). We have confronted a significant high volume of attack in 2018 and closed the image uploading function. Now we release a new way to insert picture, i.e., upload a file attachment and click insert:


Let’s keep hopeful for the coming new year of 2019! Wish you a happy, healthy and successful new year!




Chao-Gan YAN, Ph.D.
Professor, Principal Investigator
Deputy Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center
Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
16 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China