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

Alessandro Rigano, Shannon Ehmsen, Serkan Utku Öztürk, Joel Ryan, Alexander Balashov, Mathias Hammer, Koray Kirli, Ulrike Boehm, Claire M. Brown, Karl Bellve, James J. Chambers, Andrea Cosolo, Robert A. Coleman, Orestis Faklaris, Kevin E. Fogarty, Thomas Guilbert, Anna B. Hamacher, Michelle S. Itano, Daniel P. Keeley, Susanne KunisJudith Lacoste, Alex Laude, Willa Y. Ma, Marco Marcello, Paula Montero-Llopis, Glyn Nelson, Roland Nitschke, Jaime A. Pimentel, Stefanie Weidtkamp-Peters, Peter J. Park, Burak H. Alver, David Grunwald, Caterina Strambio-De-Castillia

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1489-1495
Number of pages7
JournalNature Methods
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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