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ATOM - an OMERO add-on for automated import of image data.

Submitted by holger on Fri, 2011/12/09 - 16:22
TitleATOM - an OMERO add-on for automated import of image data.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMüller, O, Lipp, P, Kaestner, L
JournalBMC research notes
Date Published2011


BACKGROUND: Modern microscope platforms are able to generate multiple gigabytes of image data in a single experimental session. In a routine research laboratory workflow, these data are initially stored on the local acquisition computer from which files need to be transferred to the experimenter's (remote) image repository (e.g., DVDs, portable hard discs or server-based storage) because of limited local data storage. Although manual solutions for this migration, such as OMERO - a client-server software for visualising and managing large amounts of image data - exist, this import process may be a time-consuming and tedious task.

FINDINGS: We have developed ATOM, a Java-based and thus platform-independent add-on for OMERO enabling automated transfer of image data from a wide variety of acquisition software packages into OMERO. ATOM provides a graphical user interface and allows pre-organisation of experimental data for the transfer.

CONCLUSIONS: ATOM is a convenient extension of the OMERO software system. An automated interface to OMERO will be a useful tool for scientists working with file formats supported by the Bio-Formats file format library, a platform-independent library for reading the most common file formats of microscope images.

Alternate JournalBMC Res Notes
PubMed ID21978452
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