The STSMs strategically contribute to the Action’s scientific aim of maximizing image-based research outputs by enabling:
1) Collaborations on innovative image analysis methods,
2) Access to big data analysis technology and image analysis tools for scientists lacking them locally
3) Knowledge transfer to support careers and regional development
These actions will help boosting career path of image analysts, by detecting early career vocations and increasing skills and know-how of analysts.
The Missions are aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening the existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing (i) Young and Early Career Investigators and (ii) Experienced BioImage Analysts to visit an institution, laboratory or industry in another participating COST Country or an approved non-COST country institution. Thus, bringing together researchers of different scientific backgrounds and image analysts within international multi-disciplinary projects will increase the potential for scientific breakthroughs, high-impact publications, creation of new research fields, building of interdisciplinary activities and creating collaborations that may not currently be represented by the local imaging community.
STSMs will be offered on regular competitive calls throughout the duration of the COST Action CA15124 (NEUBIAS), from July 2016 until April 2020. The scientific context will be strictly limited to BioImage-Analysis-driven projects involving development of Image analysis technology and/or knowledge transfer in the field of Life Science. Access to and operation of Imaging instrumentation will in general not be considered as a component of the evaluated scientific projects.
Author: Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez, STSMs coordinator
NEUBIAS, the network of BioImage Analysts funded by COST until 2020, aims to promote the profession of Bioimage Analysts in the Life Science. To this end, the network will devise best-practice guidelines for the career path of these experts, design surveys to scan for existing curricula of BioImage Analysts, and will aim to define a consensus Curriculum in Advanced BioImage Analysis and to create a Job offer repository.
If you are a BioImage Analyst or identify as an important part of your job to be involved in using/developing Image Analysis within Life science, please fill up this questionnaire and help us describing the state of the art of this new profession and identifying the bottlenecks: http://eubias.org/NEUBIAS/careers/
Author: Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez, Leader Work Group 7