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. If you are a student teaching in a histology/pathology course, either have your faculty supervisor sign up or ask him/her to email us that you are a GSA in his/her course. 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.
Click Here to Become a VMD User
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.
If you are looking for more high-quality electron micrograph images, please check out the Nanotomy Database by Dr. Ben Giepmans from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands.
Latest VMD News:
More than 1000 active VMD users
Added on 06/15/2019 07:21 PM by hortsch
This month we enrolled the 1000th VMD users. Thank you all for your interest in this resource. We as the VMD administrators hope that this virtual image database will improve your teaching for the benefit of your students. Please let your colleagues know about the VMD.
New virtual slides uploaded to the University of New England collection
Added on 05/20/2019 05:56 PM by hortsch
Thank you to Dr. Daly for uploading new virtual image files to the University of New England collection. Please check them out. The topics cover the nervous system, cardiovascular and endocrine slides, as a thick skin slide with Langerhans cells.