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in development Recommended Metadata for Biological Images

Abbreviation: REMBI


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The Recommended Metadata for Biological Images (REMBI) are a set of guidelines developed by the bioimaging community as a framework for discussing different aspects of useful sharing of imaging data. Its goal is to reach community-wide consensus on the level of detail that is optimal for bioimaging metadata.



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Publication for citation  REMBI: Recommended Metadata for Biological Images-enabling reuse of microscopy data in biology. Sarkans U,Chiu W,Collinson L et al.; Nat Methods ; 2021; 10.1038/s41592-021-01166-8;


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REMBI: Recommended Metadata for Biological Images-enabling reuse of microscopy data in biology.

Sarkans U,Chiu W,Collinson L et al.
Nat Methods 2021

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Image Data Resource
IDR is a prototype platform for publishing, mining and integrating bioimaging data at scale, following the Euro-BioImaging/ELIXIR imaging strategy using the OMERO and Bio-Formats open source software built by the Open Microscopy Environment. Deployed on an OpenStack cloud running on the EMBL-EBI’s Embassy resource, it includes image data linked to independent studies from genetic, RNAi, chemical, localisation and geographic high content screens, super-resolution microscopy, and digital pathology.

Electron Microscope Public Image Archive
EMPIAR, the Electron Microscopy Public Image Archive, is a public resource for raw electron microscopy images. Here, you can browse, upload and download the raw images used to build a 3D structure. The purpose of EMPIAR is to provide easy access to state-of-the-art raw data to facilitate methods development and validation, which will lead to better 3D structures. It complements the Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDB), where 3D volumes are stored.

BioImage Archive
The BioImage Archive stores and distributes biological images that are useful to life-science researchers. Its development will provide data archiving services to the broader bioimaging database community. This includes added-value bioimaging data resources such as EMPIAR, Cell-IDR and Tissue-IDR.

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