We are a service of HMS Research IT Solutions to help Harvard Medical School On-Quad researchers manage microscope image data and metadata. The IMC was created in response to the growing complexity and difficulty of managing research image data. The first major offering of the IMC will be a shared installation of the OMERO image management platform.

Image Management Consulting

IMC staff are available to discuss your image management challenges and needs. We will offer advice on how to best use the existing resources at HMS, including data acquisition at the NIC and ICCB-L, data analysis with the IDAC, file storage, the Research Computing High Performance Compute cluster, data transfer tools, and data sharing. Our goal is to help you find the resources and services that best suits your research workflow and goals. 

Image Management Training

Research Imaging Solutions provides documentation, consultation, and training to assist the HMS/HSDM community with creating scientific figures for presentations and publications.

You can stay up to date on Research Imaging happenings by signing up for the Research Imaging Solutions Newsletter. It's full of cool software tips and sent infrequently so it's minimally intrusive.


Research Imaging Solutions (RIS) offers free seminars to the Harvard Medical research community. Customized individual, small group, lab or departmental classes for quad-based departments can be scheduled by request.

Research Imaging for Scientific Communication Seminar schedule is available on line.

Guides, slide decks and other self-help resources are available in the Research Imaging Guide section of this website.

All seminars are available for AMA/PRA category 1 credits.

Research Imaging Lunchtime Seminars are free and available to all Harvard, HMS, HSDM, HSPH and affiliated hospital employees.

  • No registration is required for Research Imaging Lunchtime Seminars.
  • All Research Imaging Lunchtime Seminars are held from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Research Imaging Brown Bag seminars qualify for for AMA/PRA category 1 credits.

All sessions are held in Goldenson 122.


OMERO is a visualization platform for the management of microscope images and metadata, available for use across the HMS research community. 

If you would like an HMS OMERO account please fill out this HMS OMERO Account Request Form

Download and install OMERO.insight, which is necessary to import data into OMERO. 

Guides for using OMERO.insight are maintained on the openmicroscopy.org website. Go to Adding image data for instructions on how to import data into OMERO. 

More information on getting started is available in the FAQ.

Image Management Support

Want to find out more? Fill out our inquiry form and we will get back to you to answer your questions. Or email us at: imc-support@listserv.med.harvard.edu