Image Data Management

RDM4Mic Activity Group

Initiated by Susanne Kunis (CellNanOs), Stefanie Weidtkamp-Peters (CAi) and Astrid Strauss (CECAD), this group started its work in 2019 and deals with the topic of research data management for microscopy (RDM4mic). Presently the group has 41 members from different institutions (Contact: Susanne Kunis).

The meetings are about:

  • Strategies for image data management
  • Requirements and resources needed to set up a local image repository
  • Available software, tools, workflows and standards
  • Handling of change management

Meetings overview...


Local hosted repositories for microscopy data

[For listing your image data management system please contact Susanne Kunis.]


  Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf
Faculty/Facility: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, CAi
Capacity (storage): 5 TB
Hosted: local
Contact Person: Stefanie Weidtkamp-Peters , Jelle Postma
Status: 11.2019
  University of Osnabrueck
Faculty/Facility: Faculty of Biology, CellNanOs, iBiOs
Capacity (storage): 178 TB on Disk + 1.4 PB on Tape (HSM)
Hosted: local
Contact Person: Susanne Kunis
Status: 11.2019
  University of Muenster
Faculty/Facility: Imaging Network / Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre
Capacity (storage): 10 TB, flexible expandable via openstack (total storage for the university: 1.4 PB on HDDs + 8.7 TB on NVMes)
Hosted: local
Contact Person: Thomas Zobel
Status: 11.2019
  University of Cologne
Faculty/Facility: Imaging Facility at CECAD - Cluster of Excellence
Capacity (storage): 30 TB
Hosted: local
Contact Person: Astrid Schauss, Peter Zentis
Status: 11.2019
  Saarland University
Faculty/Facility: Center for Integrated Phyiology and Molecular Medicine (CIPMM)
Capacity (storage): 50 TB (Expandable Quobyte System)
Hosted: local
Contact Person: Gebhard Stopper, Timo Scheller
Status: 11.2019
  University of Duisburg-Essen
Faculty/Facility: Center of Medical Biotechnology, ICCE
Capacity (storage): 10 TB
Hosted: local
Contact Person: Nina Schulze, Johannes Koch
Status: 11.2019