Important Dates

  • June 16, 2017: release of training data;
  • August 11, 2017: release of test data;
  • August 28, 2017: deadline for submissions;
  • August 31, 2017: deadline for additional submissions of those teams who will have at least one submission by August 28;
  • September 10, 2017: Challenge Day during the Computational Diffusion MRI MICCAI Workshop.
  • January 09, 2018: final submission deadline for all teams.



To obtain the data, a Data Transfer Agreement (DTA) between the institution of the team participating to the Challenge and the Cardiff University must be signed. Signed DTAs should be sent to the organisers at:

Applications to obtain the data are open, and instructions on how to dowload the images will be sent via email once the DTA has been signed and approved by Cardiff University.

Key points about the DTA:

  • The DTA can be dowloaded following the link at the bottom of the page.
  • The DTA must be signed by the Principal Investigator leading the team AND by a representative of the Research Contracts office of the institution who is authorised to enter into legal agreements on behalf of the Institution.
  • No modifications will be made to the contract.
  • The "Effective Date" will be left open, as this will be set by Cardiff University upon acceptance.
  • Signed DTAs will be sent to the CDMRI'17 organisers (
  • Other researchers of the same institution are covered (i.e. one signed DTA per institution is required).
  • If a team is made by researchers from different institutions, then an individual DTA must be signed by each institution involved.

For any question, please do not to hesitate to contact the organisers directly.


The submission deadline has been extended until Tuesday 09th of January 2018 23:59 GMT.

Information on how to submit the predicted diffusion-weighted images as NIFTI files has been sent to the teams who have signed the DTA. Teams are free to contact the organisers for any clarification.


Download the DTA

The Data Transfer Agreement for this Challenge can be downloaded below as a Microsoft Office Word document.

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