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Micro-Meta App: an interactive tool for collecting microscopy metadata based on community specifications

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Alex LaudeORCiD, Dr Glyn NelsonORCiD



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© 2021, The Author(s).For quality, interpretation, reproducibility and sharing value, microscopy images should be accompanied by detailed descriptions of the conditions that were used to produce them. Micro-Meta App is an intuitive, highly interoperable, open-source software tool that was developed in the context of the 4D Nucleome (4DN) consortium and is designed to facilitate the extraction and collection of relevant microscopy metadata as specified by the recent 4DN-BINA-OME tiered-system of Microscopy Metadata specifications. In addition to substantially lowering the burden of quality assurance, the visual nature of Micro-Meta App makes it particularly suited for training purposes.

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Author(s): Rigano A, Ehmsen S, Ozturk SU, Ryan J, Balashov A, Hammer M, Kirli K, Boehm U, Brown CM, Bellve K, Chambers JJ, Cosolo A, Coleman RA, Faklaris O, Fogarty KE, Guilbert T, Hamacher AB, Itano MS, Keeley DP, Kunis S, Lacoste J, Laude A, Ma WY, Marcello M, Montero-Llopis P, Nelson G, Nitschke R, Pimentel JA, Weidtkamp-Peters S, Park PJ, Alver BH, Grunwald D, Strambio-De-Castillia C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Nature Methods

Year: 2021

Volume: 18

Issue: 12

Pages: 1489-1495

Online publication date: 03/12/2021

Acceptance date: 30/09/2021

Date deposited: 06/01/2022

ISSN (print): 1548-7091

ISSN (electronic): 1548-7105

Publisher: Nature Research


DOI: 10.1038/s41592-021-01315-z


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