The Open Microscopy Environment (OME) defines a data model and a software implementation to serve as an informatics framework for imaging in biological microscopy experiments, including representation of acquisition parameters, annotations and image analysis results. OME is designed to support high-content cell-based screening as well as traditional image analysis applications. The OME Data Model, expressed in Extensible Markup Language (XML) and realized in a traditional database, is both extensible and self-describing, allowing it to meet emerging imaging and analysis needs.
Goldberg, I. G., Allan, C., Burel, J-M., Creager, D., Falconi, A., Hochheiser, H., Johnston, J., Mellen, J., Sorger, P. K., & Swedlow, J. R. (2005). The Open Microscopy Environment (OME) Data Model and XML file: open tools for informatics and quantitative analysis in biological imaging. Genome Biology, 6(5), [R47]. https://doi.org/10.1186/gb-2005-6-5-r47