DRUM: Data-repository for biomedical ultrasound metrology
Experimental measurements are critical for the development of medical ultrasound software and devices, including for validation of modelling tools and for comparison of measurement equipment and protocols. Data sharing encourages reproducibility and consistency across labs, and provides access to other researchers who may not have the equipment or expertise to conduct their own measurements.
To promote and enable sharing of ultrasound metrology data across the international community, we have established a new open access subject repository under the University College London Research Data Repository. This will enable storage, curation and sharing of data in the long term (at least 10 years). All datasets will be released under suitable creative commons licences and assigned a digital object identifier which will form a permanent link to the data which can be used for retrieval and citation of datasets.
The repository currently hosts data associated with our published work on ultrasound metrology field characterisation, metrology, and model validation.
Contributions from research groups across the community are welcomed with the prerequisite that the data supports a peer reviewed publication. An overview document containing further details can be downloaded from the links below.