All existing VMD users please follow the below instructions to regain access to the VMD:

First follow this link: 

Log in with your username and old password and you will be asked to reset your password. Either choose a new password or reenter your old password. This has to be done only once.

After that, you should be all set and be able to use the VMD by following the regular login procedure.


Welcome to the Virtual Microscopy Database!

New applicants, 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. 

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.

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:

The VMD is temporarily not available
Added on 07/06/2020 02:51 PM by hortsch

The VMD is temporarily not available.

Our apologies, but due to some software upgrades that take longer than planed the VMD is currently not available. When you try to log in, an error message is returned. Please stay tuned. 

The VMD Administrator Team

Some outage time of the VMD expected on July 1, 2020
Added on 06/30/2020 07:55 PM by hortsch
Dear VMD users,

You may have noticed that this month we had some technical problems, which resulted in the VMD viewer not working correctly. Our friends at MBF Bioscience will install new software that will deal with the underlying issue. While that software is getting installed on July 1, 2020. the VMD will not be available.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that this means smoother service in the future.

All the best wishes and regards

The VMD Administrative Team


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