How to cite us

How should you cite Neurodesk and the tools you use through the platform?

Citing Neurodesk

Please cite the Neurodesk Preprint and if you used Neurodesktop, add the version that was used (e.g. v2023-09-20).

Renton, A. I., Dao, T. T., Johnstone, T., Civier, O., Sullivan, R. P., White, D. J., … & Bollmann, S. (2022). Neurodesk: An accessible, flexible, and portable data analysis environment for reproducible neuroimaging. bioRxiv, 2022-12. doi: 10.1101/2022.12.23.521691

Citing specific tools

To guarantee reproducibility, we recommend specifying the name, version number and builddate for any containerised applications used through Neurodesk. You can find this information here.

In addition to citing Neurodesk, please remember to cite any papers associated with the tools you use. You find this information in the README.m for each tool, or when opening the application through the menu in Neurodesktop.

If you used any EEG/MEG/electrophysiology tools, please also link to the AEDAPT website.


Here are some example excerts of how to cite Neurodesk:

“TGV QSM (v1.0.0_20210629, Langkammer et al, 2015) was run in Neurodesk (v20220302, Renton et al, 2022)”

“EEGlab (2020.0_20211026, Delorme & Makeig, 2004) was run in Neurodesk (v20220302, Renton et al, 2022) using part of the AEDAPT project


  1. Langkammer, C; Bredies, K; Poser, BA; Barth, M; Reishofer, G; Fan, AP; Bilgic, B; Fazekas, F; Mainero; C; Ropele, S. Fast Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping using 3D EPI and Total Generalized Variation. Neuroimage. 2015 May 1;111:622-30. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.02.041
  2. Renton, Angela I., Thanh Thuy Dao, David F. Abbott, Saskia Bollmann, Megan E. J. Campbell, Jeryn Chang, Thomas G. Close, et al. “Neurodesk: An Accessible, Flexible, and Portable Data Analysis Environment for Reproducible Neuroimaging.” bioRxiv, December 23, doi: 10.1101/2022.12.23.521691
  3. Delorme A & Makeig S (2004) EEGLAB: an open-source toolbox for analysis of single-trial EEG dynamics, Journal of Neuroscience Methods 134:9-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2003.10.009
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