Nature Methods

PJason R. Swedlow, 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.

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.