Global BioImaging

An international network

Global BioImaging is an international network of imaging infrastructures and communities, which was founded in 2015 supported by a EU-funded international collaboration award.

It started as a project built on three collaboration frameworks between the nascent Euro-BioImaging infrastructure on one hand and Microscopy Australia, the National Imaging Facility Australia, and India BioImaging.

Since these early days, Global BioImaging has grown to a large international network, currently comprising 13 imaging networks and infrastructures, representing more than 60 countries. It is funded by CZI and runs the Wellcome Trust funded Imaging4All program.

Global BioImaging Network

Euro-BioImaging and Global BioImaging

Euro-BioImaging is not just one of founding members of Global BioImaging but actively contributes as a partner in the network to Global BioImaging's diverse activities.

Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub Director Dr. Antje Keppler is also the Coordinator of Global BioImaging.

Connecting the world

Recognizing that scientific, technical and data challenges are universal and not restricted by geographical boundaries, Global BioImaging brings together imaging facility managers and technical staff, scientists and science policy officers from around the globe, to join forces and build capacity internationally. It provides a unique opportunity for international discussion and cooperation to tackle the practical challenges as well as the strategic questions linked to operating open access infrastructures for cutting edge imaging technologies in the life sciences.  

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Annual international workshops to learn from leaders around the globe in infrastructure operation and management, research policies and technology trends.

The Exchange of Experience meeting 2024 is taking place 29-31 October 2024 in Okazaki, Japan. More information and registration here.

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Focused meetings and working groups to discuss specific subjects and build international collaborations.

Working group topics include - among others - Impact of Imaging Infrastructure, Image Data Management, Biomedical Imaging, Career Paths for Imaging Core Facility staff.

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Training to support the professional development of managerial and technical imaging facility staff.

Trainings are available as in-person events, as well as via the Virtual Training Platform.

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Job Shadowing programs to allow imaging facility staff to learn from their peers around the world. Learn more here.


Imaging4All initiative, backed by Wellcome Trust and led by Global BioImaging, will provide support for researchers from low/middle income countries to access imaging technologies and imaging training around the world.