Entering legacy mode - no new studies being accepted
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During our yearly review of TraIT clinical imaging services, it has become clear that NBIA, one of the TraIT imaging services, is outdated from an IT perspective. International software development activities of this open-source software solution are declining, which makes it hard to guarantee future service availability and security.

We have, therefore, decided that the NBIA TraIT service will enter legacy-software status.

This means that no new projects are being accepted for this service. A mature alternative TraIT service for sharing clinical images is already available for many years. i.e. XNAT ((, that any new study wanting to share imaging data could use. For this service, a strong and growing national and international development and support community is active.

XNAT process steps are similar to those of NBIA. Please read here for more information for those studies still using NBIA.

Studies currently making use of NBIA will still be supported and maintained in the meantime. You will be contacted on an individual basis to discuss options. We realize that these projects might already have questions. Please feel free to contact us via the Servicedesk.


More information on NBIA (National Biomedical Imaging Archive)

After local de-identification, submitting sites (e.g. hospital, general practitioner, university) can store (clinical) images in NBIA. Authenticated and authorized parties can retrieve images using a 'webshop' functionality. This is the more user-friendly archive, originally developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

The native viewer of the NBIA archive offers simple viewing of thumbnails and images before selection for download.

NBIA also makes use of Oviyam, an open source HTML5 DICOM viewer with basic analysis function. For more information see


For the pricing model of NBIA, please read here.


To setup NBIA for your study, please follow the implementation steps.


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