The National Microscopy Infrastructure, NMI, is a Swedish infrastructure for the use and support of advanced microscopy and image analysis in life science. NMI was  founded in April 2016, with the financial support from the Swedish Research Council (VR-RFI) and cofinancing from the participating Universities. The four initial participating universities are: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm University (SU), Umeå University (UmU) and University of Gothenburg (GU). Since 2019 Uppsala University (UU) is also part of the NMI.

The mission of NMI is to provide faster access to innovative technology  and competence in microscopy and image analysis for the life science research community. NMI will also coordinate national and international knowledge exchange in microscopy and image analysis.


All the users are required to acknowledge the National Microscopy Infrastructure when they use one of the NMI core facilities or technologies and methodologies developed through NMI funding. The mandatory term is:

              “National Microscopy Infrastructure, NMI (VR-RFI 2019-00217)"

Depending on the context, we suggest two model sentences:

  • For the publications of scientists using one of the NMI Imaging Facilities: “We acknowledge the XX (name of imaging facility) at YY (name of the university) university and the National Microscopy Infrastructure, NMI (VR-RFI 2019-00217) for providing assistance in microscopy".

  • For the publications by NMI members (technology and method development or scientific projects and collaborations) the sentence must appear in acknowledgments as follows: “National Microscopy Infrastructure, NMI (VR-RFI 2019-00217)"