QUAREP-LiMi: a community endeavor to advance quality assessment and reproducibility in light microscopy

Nat Methods. 2021 Dec;18(12):1423-1426. doi: 10.1038/s41592-021-01162-y.


The community-driven initiative ‘Quality Assessment and Reproducibility for Instruments & Images in Light Microscopy’ (QUAREP-LiMi) wants to improve reproducibility for light microscopy image data through quality control (QC) management of instruments and images. It aims for a common set of QC guidelines for hardware calibration, image acquisition, management and analysis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / organization & administration
  • Calibration
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Metadata
  • Microscopy / instrumentation*
  • Microscopy / methods*
  • Microscopy / standards*
  • Quality Control
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Software