Work Packages

The Swedish National Microscopy Infrastructure operational level relies on five main Work Packages described below. They gather trans-node and external experts in the corresponding domains. Their aims are to solve eventual barriers in sharing methods and techniques, to organize training, transfer and communication for user access to innovative technologies and methods and to define new emerging technological and methodological developments.

  • WP1 – Administrative and Quality Management
  • WP2 – Technology and Method Development
  • WP3 – Training, Dissemination and Outreach
  • WP4 – Data Management - Storage and Analysis
  • WP5 – Facility Development

WP1 – Administrative and Quality Management

Coordinator: Hjalmar Brismar

  • Project Manager and Prioritization
  • Reporting
  • User access (Portal, communication for Users to the technology Quality assurance
  • Quality control and User satisfaction

WP2 – Technology and Method Development

Coordinators: Linda Sandblad & Richard Lundmark

  • Integration of diferent scale imaging and Define new technology and method developments

WP3 – Training, Dissemination and Outreach

Coordinator: Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez

The NMI is deeply involved in training activities. These activities are first dedicated to both beginners and experienced users. However, the NMI strategy is also to develop vocational training to platform engineers and education for future platform staff, based on the concept that to “train the trainers”, is mandatory. Each NMI node already performs a lot of onsite training sessions (see core facilities websites). NMI aims to reinforce and support those already existing actions at the national level. More importantly, the NMI role is also to strengthen and disseminate the high quality national training activities in order to match up with an international visibility.

NMI training activities should focus on face-to-face courses aiming at infrastructure users in the currently offered technologies at an advanced level.

The training strategy is divided into three pillars:

  1. a User training programme incorporated in the NMI open access procedure, consisting of courses and “hands-on” training upon user access at the Node,
  2. a general training in imaging technologies as part of the continuous professional development (e.g. regular courses on specific imaging modalities, PhD student courses, summer schools etc.), and
  3. training of the imaging facilities’  staff.

WP4 – Data Management - Storage and Analysis

Coordinator: Emma Lundberg

  • Data access and transfer
  • Imaging processing and analysis solutions
  • High performance computing infrastructures dedicated to massive computational demands
  • Long term storage

WP5 – Facility Development

Coordinator: Roger Karlsson

  • Develop a plan for facility operation
  • Facility implementation