The digital image has revolutionized the world in a very short period. Practically, all current microscopes provide images in a digital format. Digitalized images provide a great number of key advantages for scientists, from which the most important are:
- The integrity of data over time.
- The ability to store, not only the raw data, but all the metadata in close and unequivocal association.
These two features are key for scientific reproducibility. On top of the digital image format, the advent of the web has, yet again, changed the game of how data is accessed.
In order to develop the full potential of the digital image MRI has put in place a dedicated OMERO solution to manage microscopy data.
As a software engineer developing tools for image analysis you will find that OMERO provides a great number of advantages over filesystem-based data management. You may find OMERO’s interoperability to be a major breakthrough when designing image analysis workflows. More of the features for developers are found here.
OMERO is a multi-site collaborative effort among academic laboratories and a number of commercial entities to produce open tools to support data management for microscopy. Designed to interact with existing commercial software, all OME formats and software are free, and all OME source code is available under the GNU General public license.