NiDB was created at the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, at the Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital. NiDB was originally written in Perl, starting in 2004, to allow searching and retrieval of DICOM data obtained from the MRI scanner.

Over time, features were added to NiDB to become what it is now. It was rewritten in 2019 in C++, and an .rpm installer was created in 2020.

If you use NiDB, cite the following reference:

Book, G.A., Anderson, B.M., Stevens, M.C. et al. “Neuroinformatics Database (NiDB) – A Modular, Portable Database for the Storage, Analysis, and Sharing of Neuroimaging Data”. Neuroinformatics 11, 495–505 (2013).