A repository of online microscopy resources

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;

  • sharing a job, event or other online resource only requires one submission to MicroscopyDB and then it appears on multiple partner community websites
  • it channels visitors to partner website for the searchable content
  • it avoids duplication and helps visitors find relevant information – a one-stop shop for all levels of microscopy user

How it works

Browse MicroscopyDB through a Partner Website

Are you looking for microscopy information? Browse and search MicroscopyDB through a partner website.

Add to the Database

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!

Become a MicroscopyDB Partner

Do you maintain the website of  a microscopy community network organization 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 community network 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.

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Easy Embed

Quickly and easily embed code on your website to provide a window directly into the MicroscopyDB database with search capability.

See Example
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API Method

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 one-stop shop for microscopy resources

A solution to easily find resources, identify gaps in available resources and avoid duplication in microscopy training materials, conferences and more.

A one-stop shop for microscopy resources A one-stop shop for microscopy resources

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why do this?

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.

Q: How is this different from existing resources?

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.

Q: Why are the contents of the database currently only accessible through partner websites and not directly searchable here?

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.

Q: Is the database limited to resources on light microscopy?

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 (contact@microscopydb.io) or simply submit your content and include key words to help others find your resource.   

Q: How can I shape the MicroscopyDB?

There are a number of ways to help shape the MicroscopyDB

  1. As an individualIf you are interested in helping with communications, database and coding, marketing, curation, help desk, etc. please make contact via contact@microscopydb.io
  2. As an individual or an organization with online resources to share -Submit links to resources that are publicly available on the internet via the submission forms on this site or on partner websites. If you want to share a large repository of training resources, we are working on a MicroscopyDB Bulk upload tool. The MicroscopyDB team can help contact@microscopydb.io. Contributors will need to agree to an acknowledgement that other community partners may share the resource links through their website.
  3. As an existing community network organization interested in displaying content from MicroscopyDB – You can work with the MicroscopyDB team to simply embed auto generated code on your webpage for a searchable ‘card view’ interface (like the ABIC example), or implement an API that displays a customized view of the database resources (like the BINA examples – jobs, events, and Training & Education resources) on your community website. Please review our MOU to see what is involved in partnering with MicroscopyDB
Q: If I share my training and education resource with this database, do I get credit for it?

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.

Q: Where can I see my resource displayed?

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.

Q: How does my organization become a partner and get access to the content of MicroscopyDB?

Reach out to us at contact@microscopydb.io to express interest and we can explain what is involved so you can decide how best to participate.

As a community partner you would be expected to execute the MOU.