What BIDS version to use for legacy dataset?


I am working with a dataset (ADNI) that was converted to BIDS a while ago. There is no dataset_description.json at the root or in any of the sub-directories. Is there any way to determine which BIDS version was used in the conversion, to add to a .json file? I think I read somewhere that ‘N/A’ can be used as a last resort (but cannot find that information now). Do you have any other suggestions?

Thank you very much!

Hi @nclarke,

Might be wrong on this, but if your dataset is valid with the current version (1.8.0), I think you can be fine putting that down.


Thank you Steven! I’ll try that.

I agree that this is a good rule of thumb to use.

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