The goal of MicroscopyDB is to make it easier for everyone to find online information related to microscopy.
MicroscopyDB does not store the microscopy-related content itself. Instead, it contains links to existing online microscopy resources (educational materials, jobs etc.). It has several advantages;
Do you have online microscopy resources ( jobs posting, events, training resources or tools) to share with the community? Increase traffic to them by submitting the links to MicroscopyDB. They can then automatically be accessible through multiple partner websites. Open to all microscopy related content to be shared with the community!
Do you maintain the website of a microscopy community and would like microscopy jobs, events and other online resources from other MicroscopyDB partners to be automatically displayed on your website? Become a MicroscopyDB partner and allow visitors to browse MicroscopyDB content from your website. As a Partner you will be asked to sign our MOU and then you will be listed in the Partners section along with a link to your resource pages.
Quickly and easily embed code on your website to provide a window directly into the MicroscopyDB database with search capability.See Example
MicroscopyDB.io will work with you to implement APIs to display the content in a customized format consistent with the partner site’s design.See Example
A solution to easily find resources, identify gaps in available resources and avoid duplication in microscopy training materials, conferences and more.
All levels of microscopy are represented, from beginner to expert. The links in the database are training and education material, useful tips, community forum, tools, up-to-date job offers, conferences and workshop … all related to microscopy
Currently, if you want to share or find a microscopy-related job, event, training/education resource or tool, you need to spend a lot of time and effort to post on or search the many great websites that show this type of content. MicroscopyDB is a centralized place for the links to all these resources to be uploaded and then easily shared by others on their website. Time and effort can be reduced, and website owners can be confident they are showing their visitors all the relevant microscopy content that the global community has to offer. Contributors can be sure their resources are widely disseminated.
This is an effort to aggregate into a single database, microscopy-related job, event, training/education resource and tool that are currently collected and displayed independently across the websites of various global microscopy communities. Partners can then display in a searchable manner the contents of the database that they find relevant on their own websites.
We recognize that there are many community and network-based websites that already have an excellent following and an audience that want access to everything through their own community site. Rather than creating yet another site to post and search for information, MicroscopyDB will be a centralized database for the global community to contribute resources so that it can then power content for any community member that wishes to partner and ‘web up’ the database content.
This may change in time if the traffic to this site and community feedback justifies providing search pages here.
No, we are supporting every type of microscopy and related topics (image analysis, metadata, archiving etc.)! The initial content is largely light microscopy-related, because many of the current network organizations and community partners that are contributing content are light microscopy-focused. Feel free to contact us with your suggestions (email@example.com) or simply submit your content and include key words to help others find your resource.
There are a number of ways to help shape the MicroscopyDB
Yes. You are just sharing the url link where your resource is currently located, so by placing the link in this database you are increasing the exposure of your material to a broader global audience. You should be able to track how many times that resource is accessed through your own analytics (YouTube or Google analytics) to know how frequently the resource is being accessed.
Submissions to the database will be displayed on partner organizations websites. Anytime you see a searchable resource table/content “Powered by MicroscopyDB.io” you will know that content from this database is being used to make the content available. You can see the list of partners and the content they are displaying in the Partners section of our Who we are page.