Welcome to the Virtual Microscopy Database! 

Please note that this resource is NOT for student use. The material is not organized in a way that it is useful for student learning. Therefore, students will not be accepted as users. If you are a student looking for supplemental histology learning resources, there are several free histology website with virtual slides available on the Internet. Please take a look at the University of Michigan Histology website: https://histology.sites.uofmhosting.net

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 use by students in the classroom. 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:

Use images from the VMD to manage your online histology course
Added on 03/25/2020 01:46 AM by hortsch
Dear Colleagues,

As our classrooms need to stay off limits during this worldwide crisis, online resources like the Virtual Microscopy Database will hopefully help to keep our educational mission going. Please let other colleagues know that the VMD is open to educators and researchers (but not for general student use) for building or supporting their own local online teaching resources. These colleagues are welcome to send us their application and to use the VMD for free.

Best wishes and greeting to all of you from the VMD Administrators

Lisa, Haviva and Michael

Olive, the VMD dog
Added on 01/19/2020 10:30 PM by hortsch

Olive, retired racing greyhound, is applying for the @VMDatabase canine mascot job.


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