Icy: an open bioimage informatics platform for extended reproducible research

Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):690-6. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2075.


Current research in biology uses evermore complex computational and imaging tools. Here we describe Icy, a collaborative bioimage informatics platform that combines a community website for contributing and sharing tools and material, and software with a high-end visual programming framework for seamless development of sophisticated imaging workflows. Icy extends the reproducible research principles, by encouraging and facilitating the reusability, modularity, standardization and management of algorithms and protocols. Icy is free, open-source and available at http://icy.bioimageanalysis.org/.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Biomedical Research / methods*
  • Biomedical Research / standards
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Computational Biology / standards
  • Information Dissemination / methods*
  • Internet
  • Software*
  • Validation Studies as Topic