The BioImage Archive is a free, publicly available online resource which stores and distributes biological images. It accepts submissions of data from any imaging modality, as long as the data are either associated with a peer-reviewed publication, or of value beyond a single experiment.

You can submit your data on our submission page. All data submitted to the BioImage Archive must be consented for a public release and the submitter self certifies that they have the rights to submit such data to a public archive. You can find more about our policies here.

The BioImage Archive also provides data archiving services to the broader bioimaging database community including added-value bioimaging data resources such as EMPIAR and IDR. Submission to related community resources may be more appropriate for some data types. You can find out more about the BioImage Archive’s scope, and where your data should best be archived here and here. The BioImage Archive cannot accept patient-identifiable medical data, such as that derived from clinical imaging.

The BioImage Archive supports FAIR Sharing and implements the REMBI guidelines to enable FAIR data.


Ongoing development is enabled by capital investment from the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund and operational costs supported by EMBL member state funding.