The National Microscopy Infrastructure, NMI, is a Swedish infrastructure for the use and support of advanced microscopy 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 participating universities are: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm University (SU), Umeå University (UmU) and University of Gothenburg (GU).

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


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 2016-00968)"

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 university and the National Microscopy Infrastructure, NMI (VR-RFI 2016-00968) 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 2016-00968)"