Background of I3D:bio
Since 2017, the working group “Image Analysis” of the German BioImaging society focused increasingly on the topic of research data management, too. Teaming up with partners from the OME consortium, a new group emerged in 2020: RDM4mic (research data management for microscopy) has established itself as an exchange platform to share experience on bioimaging data management. The group consists of members from core facilities in Germany, and it is open to anyone who is interested. Collectively, the group identified shared goals, common issues and bottlenecks or shortcomings of the individual data handling practices. It’s specific focus is leveraging the open-source image data management platform OMERO (OME remote objects). Several imaging core facilities run OMERO instances to serve their users. Four partners from RDM4mic jointly created the I3D:bio initiative, now receiving funding via the DFG program “information infrastructure for research data” since 2022.