Practical Guide to Storage of Large Amounts of Microscopy Data

Andrey Andreev, Daniel E.S. Koo
2020 Microscopy Today  
Biological imaging tools continue to increase in speed, scale, and resolution, often resulting in the collection of gigabytes or even terabytes of data in a single experiment. In comparison, the ability of research laboratories to store and manage this data is lagging greatly. This leads to limits on the collection of valuable data and slows data analysis and research progress. Here we review common ways researchers store data and outline the drawbacks and benefits of each method. We also offer
more » ... thod. We also offer a blueprint and budget estimation for a currently deployed data server used to store large datasets from zebrafish brain activity experiments using light-sheet microscopy. Data storage strategy should be carefully considered and different options compared when designing imaging experiments.
doi:10.1017/s1551929520001091 fatcat:n2dgzodyubfztjf4qngktjv2za