After the success of the protein and nucleic acid sequence databases, it was realized that a valuable aspect of researchers’ efforts, microscopic images, needed a similar database. Specialized databases like the Cell Centered Database were created for emerging technologies like electron tomography, but were not equipped to handle individual images from laboratories. There were many extant collections of specific types of images from researchers and there was great interest in having these collections be broader and easily shared.
Provides a classification scheme for the analysis of marine imagery and video. CATAMI is an ontology for scoring marine biota and substrata in underwater imagery and intends to promote national consistency and standards for the classification. This tool uses a standardized combination of high-level taxonomy (phylum, order, class) and morphological attributes (shape, growth-form) given by the picture. CATAMI helps also to collate, display and analyze imagery collected for marine habitats.
Provides microscopic biopsy images of benign and malignant breast tumors. BreakHis contains about 8 000 clinically representative, microscopic images of breast tumor tissue images collected from 82 patients using different magnifying factors. It can serve in computer-aided diagnosis for breast cancer (BC) histopathology, and also in ensemble classification by providing a real-life dataset.
Integrates available information on all known species of amphibians in China. AmphibiaChina is a web-based platform that aims to: (i) promote multidisciplinary studies on Chinese amphibians, (ii) correct errors, spread accurate knowledge and promote scientific outreach, (iii) involve citizen scientists and herpeto-culturists in documenting amphibian diversity and contributing to research in China, (iv) encourage and advocate effective biodiversity conservation in China, and (v) provides a window for researchers outside of China to understand and access information on Chinese species.
Provides a global image library. Imagenet contains over 14 197 000 annotated images, classified according to the WordNet hierarchy. The database aims to furnish over 500 images per synset. It allows users to download image URLs, original images, features, objects bounding boxes or object attributes. Besides, searches can be made by browsing the synset classification tree.
A repository for data derived from high-throughput systems microscopy studies. The aims of this resource are: (i) to provide easy access to cellular phenotype and molecular localization data for the broader research community; (ii) to facilitate integration of independent phenotypic studies by means of data aggregation techniques, including use of an ontology; and (iii) to facilitate development of analytical methods in this field.
A database combining movies, animated schemata, interactive "modules" and pictures that will greatly facilitate the understanding of Drosophila development. FlyMove aims to use multimedia presentations to facilitate understanding of Drosophila development. Animations and 3D-representations facilitate understanding of complex processes, morphogenetic movements or anatomic setups. In addition, microscope images and movies help to integrate these processes with real life. The use of interactive electronic media allows retrieval of selected information bit by bit to form a single scheme on screen. We also created camera-flights around a developing structure made by 3D-animation programs. Finally, a ‘virtual microscope format’ allows interactive focusing through stacks of sections.
A web-based, multi-dimensional image data-viewing application. JCB DataViewer is a tool for visualization and simple analysis of original image data files associated with JCB articles. Image data are archived by the Journal and may be freely accessed by readers using the JCB DataViewer. Download of author-provided image data and associated metadata in OME-TIFF format is also possible with author permission, allowing for independent analysis of image data irrespective of acquisition or viewing software.