Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center

illustration of SARS-CoV-2 virus particle and lung CT showing damage from COVID

The Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) is a collaboration of leading medical imaging organizations launched in August 2020 as part of NIBIB's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  MIDRC aims to develop a high-quality repository for medical images related to COVID-19 and associated clinical data, and develop and foster medical image-based artificial intelligence (AI) for use in the detection, diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of COVID-19.  

NIBIB joined with the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and the University of Chicago to create this free resource for researchers to use in the development of AI and deep learning tools and serve as a reference to enhance clinical recognition of COVID-19. Imaging data is contributed to MIDRC from multiple clinical sites throughout the country.  

Learn more about MIDRC.

Access to the MIDRC data commons is now open. 

Upcoming Events

MIDRC Seminar Series 

The Seminar Series to be held the third Tuesday of each month is an opportunity for members of the medical community at-large to hear directly from the MIDRC Team and will feature research presentations from MIDRC investigators on new and noteworthy advances, and include a live Q & A session for all attendees.

  • Tuesday October 19, 2021
  • 2:00 to 2:45 PM (CT)
  • Speakers: Dr. Sanmi Koyejo - Towards algorithms for measuring and mitigating unfairness in AI
  • Register

Watch recordings of past seminars.


  • International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
  • America Society for Neuroradiology (ASNR)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
  • Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research
  • Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM)

Funding Opportunity

RSNA is inviting proposals for funding to help researchers gather and submit data to MIDRC. This funding opportunity if open to all levels of U.S.-based investigators and will support recipients in selecting, processing, and submitting data to MIDRC. Awards may be up to $38,000 for one to two-year projects. Applications are being excepted until all available funds are awarded. 

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