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Thank you to all who have helped us in our success. In just over five years The Cell has served 500,000 unique visitors who have visited 650,000 times and viewed over 2.5 million pages. The Cell has been accessed from 218 different countries. We thank all of you who have visited and encourage those who have not to take a look.

Images found in The Cell have been used in books, documentaries, and even as inspiration for the facade of a building.

Of course images from The Cell have also been used for research, and unpublished images associated with research articles are being stored on The Cell for future use.

In an effort to make the images in The Cell even more accessible we have developed the Cell Library mobile app for iPhone and iPad. Just visit the App Store and search for “Cell Library.”
Don’t forget, if you are applying for a grant soon and need a Data Management Plan (DMP) be sure to contact us before submitting your grant application so we can help with your cellular images’ DMP.

The Cell: An Image Library-CCDB (www.cellimagelibrary.org) is a freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells. The Cell-CCDB was developed by ASCB under a Grand Opportunities grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. It now resides at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research Cell Centered Database (CCDB), which manages the Library under a perpetual license from ASCB.

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David Orloff

David Orloff is a Project Director for the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research at UCSD working on the Cell Image Library project. The Cell: An Image Library™ is a freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of images, videos, and animations of cells, showcasing cell architecture, intracellular functionalities, and both normal and abnormal processes.


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