MicroscopyDB is a community-driven effort, led by the Founding Members with contributions from the Partners listed below. It emerged following international stakeholder discussions held during the 2022 European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI) meeting. Other communities and interested parties are invited to connect and get involved as contributors to the database content and/or as partners displaying content.
The African BioImaging Consortium (ABIC) is a catalyst to empower and grow life science research in Africa by addressing needs for training, education and accessibility of microscopy technologies.
Engaging bioimaging scientists across North America by creating an inclusive and supportive community to share, advance, and succeed together.
Bring together Canadian imaging scientists. Exchange experience, support bioimaging career paths, provide educational opportunities for technology training.
The European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI) is communication network between European and international scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.
FocalPlane is a community site for anyone who uses microscopy in their research. It is a place where you can interact with a global community of imaging scientists, engineers, chemists, and bioimage analysts.
Network of core facilities, scientists, students, institutions & companies for microscopy, image analysis & data management.
International, open network of imaging infrastructures and communities with the mission to cooperate internationally and propose solutions to the challenges faced by the imaging community globally - includes 11 partners and 26 countries.
Building the community of Latin American imaging scientists to improve bioimaging capacities in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and to promote its integration to the global community.
The National Microscopy Infrastructure (NMI) provides accessibility to advanced microscopy techniques and unique competences for the life science research community in Sweden.
An international, community-driven initiative to improve quality assessment (QA) and quality control (QC) in light microscopy.
The Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) is an inclusive Society dedicated to furthering science and supporting the microscopy, imaging, analysis and flow cytometry communities.
A Singapore-wide microscopy infrastructure network brings together key microscopy platforms across Singapore and enables all scientists access to excellent microscopy infrastructure and expertise across Singapore’s research ecosystem.
These Partners have executed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be able to share and display the content from the MicroscopyDB on their community websites. If your website serves a community of microscopy users/imaging scientists and you would like the ability to display any of the database content on your community website please review our MOU and contact us at email@example.com.
MicroscopyDB was established in 2022 by the efforts of an initial steering committee of founding microscopy organizations listed below. The pilot was coordinated by BioImaging North America through an award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
The Steering Committee is made up of a representative from each of the founding member groups and a representative from each of the partners (community members who have executed the MicroscopyDB MOU) to help steer the pilot and make decisions around the site and database structure.
BINA Training & Education Working Group Chair
The Karolinska Institute, Sweden
BioImaging North America Coordinator
BioImaging UK and RMS
European Light Microscopy Initiative
Latin America BioImaging
BioImaging North America Admin
African BioImaging Consortium
German BioImaging & ELMI
SingaScope and A*STAR