EMPIAR accession codes
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accession code in this format when citing EMPIAR entries. Your support in maintaining consistency will
greatly aid discoverability of entries on the web and in full-text articles.
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Please cite the following publication in your papers and on websites: A. Iudin, P.K. Korir, J.
Salavert-Torres, G.J. Kleywegt & A. Patwardhan.
"EMPIAR: A public archive for raw electron microscopy image data." Nature Methods 13
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EMPIAR data re-use case study
Examples of how EMPIAR data is being re-used by the community are described
EMPIAR and the EMBL-EBI BioImage Archive
On 2 July 2019, EMBL-EBI announced the launch of its
is a major component of this initiative which enables
it to grow into a sustainable multi-petabyte-scale resource over the next few years.
Using funding from the UK Research and Innovation Strategic Priorities Fund, EMBL-EBI is building IT
infrastructure to support the BioImage Archive, including a scalable storage architecture (object
store), which EMPIAR already uses.
As the BioImage Archive is being built up over the next few years, EMPIAR users and depositors will
experience additional benefits. For instance, integration of light-microscopy data and electron and
microscopy data will enable transparent deposition, retrieval and visualisation of data for correlative
imaging modalities such as CLEM and CLXM. It will also enable linking and integration of diverse
datasets from a variety of modalities and on a range of length scales.
EMPIAR in the news
The work on EMPIAR was funded from 2014 to 2021 by two project grants awarded to EMBL-EBI
. Since 2021, it benefits
from funding from the
. The EMBL-EBI IT infrastructure
supporting EMPIAR is funded by the UK Research and Innovation Strategic Priorities Fund. Additional
funding for EMPIAR has been provided since its inception by EMBL-EBI with support from the EMBL