Working Groups

Below you can find a list of active working groups in the Global BioImaging along with the expression of interest form to join one or more working groups.

Societal Impact of Imaging Infrastructures

Chairs: Antje Keppler (Euro-BioImaging, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany) and Claire Brown (Canada BioImaging, McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

Working Group description

Imaging facility managers are expected by their universities, research organizations, and funders to demonstrate their performance in measurable indicators, including assessment of impact for science as well as the benefit for society at large. This international working group (currently comprising members from Australia, Canada, France, Korea, Uruguay and EMBL) recently have published the “International Recommendation for Measuring Imaging Core Facility Impact”, a comprehensive framework of highly relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Socio-Economic Indicators (SEI). The framework includes an indication of how easy or difficult it might be to gather different types of information to measure the related metrics from an imaging core facility perspective. This common set of guidelines for the community will act as a resource and a tool to demonstrate value and importance of imaging facilities for high quality reproducible research to colleagues, departments, faculties, institutions and funding bodies. One of our next objectives is to determine how Global BioImaging can align with and raise awareness about the 17 international Sustainable Development Goals (

Image Data Management
Quality Management
Training Core Facility Imaging Scientists