This September, the “Global BioImaging” partners met in Bangalore at the NCBS, for the second workshop “Exchange of Experience II”. All continents were represented, with participants from Europe (EMBL, Finland, France, Italy, UK; under the EuroBioImaging banner), Australia, India, USA, South Africa, Japan, and new communities on board (e.g. Canada, Singapore).
In the frame of the past GBI program, the two first International Training Courses for Core Facility Staff organized in November 2016 and the first year of the International Job Shadowing Program were very successful and greatly acknowledged by their participants.
Beside an exhaustive presentation of the Project Status, major discussions on Open access to imaging infrastructures, image data management, quality management, Training for facility staff took place and were illustrated by diverse and very interesting presentations.
Other important issues were addressed concerning the future of “Global BioImaging”, beyond the end of the H2020 funded project and the engagement of the national communities. All participants were eager to pursue their collaboration beyond the initial project duration. In the concluding sessions of EoE II, it was agreed to :
- Extend the GBI Management Board (EuBI Beneficiaries, Australia, India + Argentina, Canada, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, USA). A virtual meeting to start the work on the long-term sustainability strategy will be launched in the coming weeks.
- Help engagement ‘at home’ and facilitate dialogue with national imaging community and funders. A brief position paper on the international GBI network will be written.
The second call of the “International Job Shadowing Program” has now been launched. Please take a look at http://www.eurobioimaging.eu/content-page/international-job-shadowing-program
Stay informed: The next EoE will take place back-to-back with the International Microscopy Conference IMC-19 on Sep 14-15th, 2018 in Sydney, hosted by the AMMRF.