A call for public archives for biological image data

Jan Ellenberg (Lead / Corresponding author), Jason R. Swedlow (Lead / Corresponding author), Mary Barlow, Charles E. Cook, Ugis Sarkans, Ardan Patwardhan, Alvis Brazma (Lead / Corresponding author), Ewan Birney (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Public data archives are the backbone of modern biological research. Biomolecular archives are well established, but bioimaging resources lag behind them. The technology required for imaging archives is now available, thus enabling the creation of the first public bioimage datasets. We present the rationale for the construction of bioimage archives and their associated databases to underpin the next revolution in bioinformatics discovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-854
Number of pages6
JournalNature Methods
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2018


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