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The BINA Quality Control and Data Management Working Group (QC-DM WG) was created to help drive the North American and international imaging communities’ efforts to improve the reproducibility, comparability, downstream analysis and re-use of image data through rigorous record-keeping, quality control, and data management.
As such the QC-DM WG will concentrated its efforts in two directions:
Editorial article featured by Nature Methods in the June 2022 issue, discussing the efforts carried out by QUAREP-LiMi’s WG2 on Detection Systems Performance and WG7 on Metadata in collaboration with representatives from major global camera manufacturers (i.e., Andor, Hamamatsu, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, PCO, Scientifica, Teledyne Photometrics, and Zeiss) to standardize the metadata information provided by manufacturers about cameras.
The BINA January 2022 Community Conversation, hosted by the Quality Control and Data Management Working Group (QCDM WG) reviewed and discussed the microscopy reporting and reproducibility needs of the bioimaging community as featured in the Dec 2021 Nature Methods Focus Issue. Each of the presenters shared about their article in that Nature Methods FOCUS issue on Reporting and Reproducibility (https://www.nature.com/collections/djiciihhjh), and the recording of this session is available here (with a French transcript available).
This document provides an overview of the publications and resources discussed to help dissemination amongst your colleagues and a summary of the surveys conducted during that session regarding attendees practices related to Reporting and Reproducibility is available here.
Congratulations to the Quality Control & Data Management (QCDM) Working Group, Quality Assessment and Reproducibility for Instruments & Images in Light Microscopy (QUAREP-LiMi) initiative and all the participating BINA members for producing the amazing collection of articles featured in the December Focus issue of Nature Methods!
The BINA QCDM WG is working on a metrology suitcase program for the North American region