MIAP Ethics in Image Analysis


Scientific fraud has become a serious concern in life sciences, as in all segments of science. Microscopic image presentation is a serious and, unfortunately, common source of fraud in life science publications. As image editing is commonplace during data analysis and presentation, even unwanted changes quickly lead to irregular and often illegal figures.

Therefore, image editing and presentation are not always easy. In order to provide all scientists and students with the proper tools and knowledge to avoid common pitfalls, to spot imaging fraud, and to prepare sound images to prevent fraud, we organize this workshop together with the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics.

This workshop is dedicated to all researchers and research students publishing microscopic image data who wish to do so in a lawful manner and who wish to learn about common pitfalls and how to avoid them. The workshop includes presentations from experts in the field and from a renowned journal image integrity specialist, as well as open question sessions and multiple hands-on sessions.

Prior knowledge in microscopy and data analysis is not required.
Any student / researcher dealing with images to present scientific data is more than welcome to join this workshop.

This workshop will be held by dedicated image analysis specialists Vibor Laketa and Holger Lorenz, who are known proponents of ethical imaging and have given multiple similar workshops. They are joined by Jana Christopher, an image integrity specialist, who started the image integrity program at EMBO press and now heads her own company Image-Integrity.

The workshop is divided in 2 parts (one day each, can be booked individual). The first day contains theoretical parts / lectures only and is limited to 40 participants. The second day contains practical parts (including the hands-on sessions) and is limited to 20 participants.

Please note that you have to bring your own laptop to the hands-on sessions on day 2.

Please let us know during the registration if you wish to attend only single days or the complete workshop!

The registration fee of 25 € per person and day covers lunch (finger food), refreshments and coffee & tea with some snacks and sweets for all days of the workshop.


Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg im Breisgau


Microscopy and Image Analysis Platform (MIAP)

Tobias Wernet
e-mail: tobias.wernet@zbsa.uni-freiburg.de

Martin Zeeb
e-mail: martin.zeeb@zbsa.uni-freiburg.de

web: https://miap.eu
e-mail: info@miap.eu

Workshop Details