Published June 2, 2022 | Version v01
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Results of community surveys organized by the members of the BioImaging North America – Quality Control and Data Management Working Group to understand the microscopy reporting and reproducibility needs of the bioimaging community

  • 1. Morgridge Institute for Research Madison, WI 53715, USA
  • 2. Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, Baden-Württemberg, 73447, Germany
  • 3. Institute for Applied Life Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
  • 4. Allen Institute for Cell Science, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
  • 5. The Rockefeller University, New York, NY 10065, USA
  • 6. Laboratorio Nacional de Microscopía Avanzada, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cuernavaca, Morelos, 62210, México
  • 7. Quantitative Imaging Systems LLC, Portland, OR 97209, USA
  • 8. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
  • 9. Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 0B1, Canada
  • 10. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QL, UK
  • 11. MRI, BCM, Univ. Montpellier, CNRS, INSERM, Montpellier 34293, France
  • 12. MIA Cellavie Inc., Montreal, Quebec, H1K 4G6, Canada
  • 13. Bioimaging Unit, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, UK
  • 14. Life Imaging Center and BIOSS Centre for Biological Signaling Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Freiburg, 79104, Germany
  • 15. Histology, Imaging and Image Analysis Consultant, Vallejo, CA, 94589, USA
  • 16. Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA, 01605, USA


In January 2022, members of the BioImaging North America (BINA) Quality Control and Data Management Working Group, held a Community Conversation to introduce a series of articles that had been featured in the FOCUS on Microscopy Reporting and Reproducibility published in the December 2021 issue of Nature Methods.

During this event, the authors of the papers featured on the FOCUS issue were invited to present their work and interact with members of the BINA community.

A series of community surveys were conducted during this Community Conversation to better understand the audience, their current reporting and reproducibility practices, and their interest in tools and resources to help them better take advantage of these practices.

While the results of these polls are limited by the small sample size, this document is published in the hope that these results could be useful to the community to guide the future development of Research Data Management metadata specifications and software tools.


Additional support: -- Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF (Silicon Valley Community Foundation) grant #2019-198155 (5022) awarded to C.S.D.C. as part of the Imaging Scientist Program. -- Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF (Silicon Valley Community Foundation) grant ##2020-225398 awarded to C.M.B. as part of the Imaging Scientist Program


Bialy, Orr et al._BINA QCDM WG Community Conversation Polls Results_FINAL_v01.pdf

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