Welcome to the Virtual Microscopy Database

We are now accepting new VMD users by application.

Please note that an affiliation with a research or educational institution is a requirement for becoming a VMD user or donor. The purpose of the VMD is to support the creation and expansion of local educational infrastructures and it is not intended for general student use. Therefore, only educators and researchers will be accepted as subscribers. This database is a work in progress and over time more and more images will become available.

With the advent and the proliferation of virtual microscopy in histology and pathology education and research, VMD was created as a centralized repository where the community of scholars and researchers can share a large selection of virtual tissue slides for enhancing education, research, and scholarship. 

The VMD would not be possible without its users willing to donate and share their collection of virtual slides, the Innovation Program from the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) and members of the Digital Histology Interest Group. 

If you would like to access the VMD collections, become a VMD subscriber today! Free VMD membership is available to faculty, staff or investigators with educational or research institutional affiliations.

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Read more about VMD subscription, navigating the database or donating collections by clicking on the links above.

 Please allow at least 24 hours for the VMD user approval process.

Latest VMD News:

Annual AAA Conference and Gathering of Histology Enthusiasts
Added on 04/19/2018 04:17 PM by lleebio
The Annual American Association of Anatomists (AAA) conference in San Diego is just days away and numerous histology educators will soon gather to share their knowledge, experience, research, scholarship, and to socialize! 

Digital Histology Interest Group (DHIG) within AAA was established several years ago and it was within DHIG that VMD project was conceived.  Each year, DHIG members attending AAA conference gather over lunch or dinner not only to socialize but to brainstorm ways to advance the field of histology education and research through collaboration and knowledge sharing.  Several of the DHIG members are presenting a histology-focused symposium, presenting platform talks and posters at this year's conference.  

We hope to see many VMD subscribers at the conference and DHIG luncheon at Noon on Sunday, April 22nd.  

Are you in San Diego and surrounding area and would like to check out AAA conference and/or DHIG?  One-day AAA conference registration is available at https://www.anatomy.org/registration-2018.html


Manuscript about the VMD is published online on the website of Anat Sci Educ
Added on 02/17/2018 09:46 PM by hortsch
Great news! Our publication about the VMDatabase is now available online as early view on the website of the Anatomical Sciences Education: Lee, Goldman and Hortsch, ‘The Virtual Microscopy Database – Sharing Digital Microscope Images for Research and Education.’ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1935-9780

Take a look and give us feedback how the VMD can be improved and how it helps your work. Thank you all for your support and contributions.


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