LORIS (Longitudinal Online Research and Imaging System) is a web-based data and project management software for neuroimaging research. LORIS makes it easy to manage large datasets including behavioural, clinical, neuroimaging and genetic data acquired over time or at different sites.
This Readme covers installation of the LORIS v18.0.0 release on Ubuntu. (CentOS Readme also available).
Please consult the LORIS Wiki Setup Guide notes on this Install process for more information not included in this Readme. The LORIS Developers mailing list may also provide installation guidance not covered in the Wiki.
Set up LINUX user lorisadmin and create LORIS base directory:
sudo useradd -U -m -G sudo -s /bin/bash lorisadmin sudo passwd lorisadmin su - lorisadmin
Important ⇾ All steps from this point forward must be executed by lorisadmin user
sudo mkdir -m 775 -p /var/www/$projectname sudo chown lorisadmin.lorisadmin /var/www/$projectname
$projectname ⇾ "loris" or one-word project name
Download the latest release from the releases page and
extract it to
Run installer script to install core code, and libraries. The script will prompt for information and so that it can create directories automatically.
For more information, please read the Installing Loris wiki page.
cd /var/www/$projectname/tools ./install.sh
Apache configuration and restart LORIS requires Apache's mod_rewrite module to rewrite its URLs. Enable this module, then restart Apache:
sudo a2enmod rewrite sudo service apache2 reload
Go to http://localhost/installdb.php and follow the instructions to finalize LORIS installation.
Note: Apache config files will be installed as *.conf, per Ubuntu 14.04. If running an earlier version of Ubuntu, rename these files, then run the following commands. After, restart Apache.
sudo a2dissite default sudo a2ensite $projectname
Follow the Setup Guide in the LORIS Wiki to complete your post-installation setup and configuration, and for more documentation.
Please feel free to subscribe to the LORIS Developers mailing list to ask any LORIS-related questions.