A call for public archives for biological image data
2018
Authors: Ellenberg J, Swedlow JR, Barlow M, Cook CE, Sarkans U, Patwardhan A, Brazma A, Birney E
CellNetworks People: Ellenberg Jan
Journal: Nat Methods. 2018 Nov;15(11):849-854. doi: 10.1038/s41592-018-0195-8

Public data archives are the backbone of modern biological research. Biomolecular archives are well established, but bioimaging resources lag behind them. The technology required for imaging archives is now available, thus enabling the creation of the first public bioimage datasets. We present the rationale for the construction of bioimage archives and their associated databases to underpin the next revolution in bioinformatics discovery.