GM Spinal Cord Segmentation Challenge Data License

  • This GM Spinal Cord Challenge Data Set (the Data) is intended for research and educational purposes only. You agree to use the Data according to the terms and conditions outlined in the Disclaimer and End User License Agreement (EULA). In brief, the Data has NOT been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, and it may NOT be used for clinical or diagnostic purposes.
  • The downloaded Data, including associated manual delineations, or any data derived from these data sets, may not be given or redistributed under any circumstances to persons not belonging to the registered team.
  • Downloaded Data may only be used for the purpose of preparing an entry to be submitted for the GM Spinal Cord Segmentation Challenge.
  • If the results of algorithms in this challenge are to be used in scientific publications (journal publications, conference papers, technical reports, presentations at conferences and meetings) you must make an appropriate citation (see below).
  • Evaluation of the segmentation results will be made publicly available in subsequent publications. By submitting your results, you grant permission to publish our evaluation. Participating teams maintain full ownership and rights of their method.
  • Teams must notify the organizers of any publication that is (partly) based on the results data published as a direct by-product of the Data. This is for the organizers to maintain a list of publications associated with the challenge.
  • By downloading training and/or test dataset, you agree and accept this license.
  • University College of London, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, University of Zurich and Vanderbilt University have the shared ownership of the entire rights, title, and interest in and to the Data.


Julien Cohen-Adad, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Ferran Prados, University College London (United Kingdom)
Bennet A. Landman, Vanderbilt University (United States)
Patrick Freund, University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Claudia A.M. Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, University College London (United Kingdom)
Paul Summers, University of Modena (Italy)
Sara Dupont, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Marios Yiannakas, University College London (United Kingdom)
Seth Smith, Vanderbilt University (United States)
David Gergely, University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Benjamin De Leener, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Francesco Grussu, University College London (United Kingdom)


If you use the Data please refer to the following paper:
Ferran Prados, John Ashburner, Claudia Blaiotta, Tom Brosch, Julio Carballido-Gamio, Manuel Jorge Cardoso, Benjamin N. Conrad, Esha Datta, Gergely Dávid, Benjamin De Leener, Sara M. Dupont, Patrick Freund, Claudia A.M. Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, Francesco Grussu, Roland Henry, Bennett A. Landman, Emil Ljungberg, Bailey Lyttle, Sebastien Ourselin, Nico Papinutto, Salvatore Saporito, Regina Schlaeger, Seth A. Smith, Paul Summers, Roger Tam, Marios C. Yiannakas, Alyssa Zhu, Julien Cohen-Adad, Spinal cord grey matter segmentation challenge, NeuroImage, Volume 152, 15 May 2017, Pages 312-329, ISSN 1053-8119.


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