A global view of standards for open image data formats and repositories

Jason R. Swedlow (Lead / Corresponding author), Pasi Kankaanpää, Ugis Sarkans, Wojtek Goscinski, Graham Galloway, Leonel Malacrida, Ryan P. Sullivan, Steffen Härtel, Claire M. Brown, Christopher Wood, Antje Keppler, Federica Paina, Ben Loos, Sara Zullino, Dario Livio Longo, Silvio Aime, Shuichi Onami (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Imaging technologies are used throughout the life and biomedical sciences to understand mechanisms in biology and diagnosis and therapy in animal and human medicine. We present criteria for globally applicable guidelines for open image data tools and resources for the rapidly developing fields of biological and biomedical imaging.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1440-1446
    Number of pages7
    JournalNature Methods
    Early online date4 May 2021
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


    • Data publication and archiving
    • Research data

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology


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