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 for Anatomy (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.
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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:
Thank you to a new VMD sponsor
Added on 09/02/2019 03:15 AM by hortsch
Many thanks to Dr. Mike Doyle and the Buonacorsi Foundation for their generous support of the Virtual Microscopy Database. We are grateful to have them as new VMD sponsors.
Additional new images in the University of New England collection
Added on 07/26/2019 11:44 PM by Hortsch
Many new image files have been added to the University of New EnglandCollege of Osteopathic Medicine VMD Collection. Thank you, Dr. Daly, for your work and for sharing your excellent histology images.