IDR uses OME’s Bio-Formats and OMERO tools to read, manage and serve data, and provide links to EMBL-EBI’s molecular and structural resources. The resource is built upon EMBL-EBI’s OpenStack-based Embassy infrastructure. All tools used for reading and converting metadata associated with each dataset and all scripts used to build the infrastructure are maintained and available. A parallel system that enables computational re-analysis of IDR data will be released soon.
The IDR includes a virtual analysis environment that provides full access to all data. Please contact us for an account.
Details on accessing the public IDR API are available under about/api.html.
This project is funded by the BBSRC (BB/M018423/1) and is a collaboration between the OME Consortium at Dundee (www.openmicroscopy.org), EMBL-EBI and the University of Bristol. Further development of the IDR UI is funded by Euro-BioImaging Prep Phase II award (Horizon2020 Ref:688945). The IDR Project PIs are Jason Swedlow (Dundee), Alvis Brazma (EMBL-EBI) and Rafael Carazo-Salas (Bristol).
Currently, (Mar 2017, version 0.3.4) the IDR contains >42 Tb of multi-dimensional image data consisting of >36 Mio individual planes from 27 different imaging studies. IDR contains over a million different experiments. Data comes from studies on human, Drosophila, budding and fission yeast, and mouse cells and tissue. Imaging modalities represented so far include high content screens, time-lapse imaging, whole slide histopathology, and super-resolution microscopy.