About our Open Access Image Collection
About our collection
About our collection
This Open Access Image collection targets several objectives :
Bring a virtual miscroscope into every classroom : support Open Education by providing high quality images in a free virtual microscope as Open Educational Ressouces allowing schools, further education colleges or universities to support science teaching with validated content on any topics related to microscopy.
Bring various image formats to researchers : support Open Data mouvement by providing high quality images in several formats allowing researchers to develop new tools for the visualization and content analysis of bio-medical images.
Support all other open access intitiatives related to microscopy : support Open Access initiatives by providing a free virtual microscope to authors of scientific papers published in open access, who want their microscopy related images to be publicly available to their papers' readers.
In other words : to support Open Science initiative.
To be part of this collection images must be relevant to at least one of the objectives cited hereinabove.
In other words, they must :
Everyone, as soon as they respect the terms of the associated licence choosen by the original owner or author.
No. The images belong, and will always belong to their original authors, who will always be mentioned.
The Cytomine cooperative is just providing the hosting infrastructure and virtual microscope to allow everyone access these images.
Cytomine is a cooperative with a social purpose.
Through its activities, our company aims to achieve the following social goals:
This open access collection is a mean to achieve the second social goal cited above.
Everyone who owns whole-slide images can submit them to our collection, providing that they accept that the images will be available, including direct download, to everyone, everywhere, and at anytime under an open-access compliant licence, such as the Creative Commons.
Anyone who submits an image to this collection must have taken all the necessary measures to ensure that he or she has the legal right to do so.
Providing the original author is always mentioned as the image provider, the publication of these images remain under his or her own responsibility.
To submit an image or a collection of images, you just have to contact us :