Our Portfolio

Helmholtz Imaging empowers and supports scientists in all aspects of imaging, on different occasions, at any point in their career and at all levels.

To gain an overview of the broad spectrum of novel imaging modalities and make it easy to find the experts you are looking for we created the community network Helmholtz Imaging Modalities. You can get in touch with us via our helpdesk – the gateway for all imaging-related requests be it support for data handling, consultation regarding software or methods, or research issues. For more in-depth collaborations, apply for Helmholtz Imaging Collaborations to work together with us on mid-term projects striving to find solutions to challenging research questions. You will benefit from our broad knowledge on the rich pool of methods that enable state-of-the-art solutions tailored to your problems. Financial funding can be requested through our annual Helmholtz Imaging Project calls for interdisciplinary collaborative research projects.

The entire output will again be made available to the community. Resources such as software and data sets are available as easy-to-use open-source Helmholtz Imaging Solutions, gained expertise and research results will be shared in seminars, schools and workshops and the early engagement of external partners will benefit society.



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The HelpDesk is your gateway to the world of Helmholtz Imaging! Simply send an e-mail to helpdesk@helmholtz-imaging.de and we will help you out. Any request is welcome, whether it is a question about administrative or imaging-related matters, consulting requests, project support, Helmholtz Imaging Collaborations or access to our portfolio.


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Helmholtz Imaging Solutions provide software driven strategies for solving common problems across imaging domains and tools. In reality, being aware of a software solution for a scientific problem is often followed by a time-consuming process of figuring out how to install the specific tool and how to precisely use it to reproduce a published result. We provide a framework to unify and simplify this process. Additionally, we curate a catalog of Helmholtz Imaging Solutions developed within our community.


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Helmholtz Imaging Modalities is the heart of the Helmholtz Imaging Network. Get to know the imaging experts from the Helmholtz Association, explore the amazing portfolio of cutting-edge instruments from satellites to synchrotrons, dive into the exciting world of imaging applications. Helmholtz Imaging Modalities facilitates finding partners and collaborators for innovative projects, with just the right complementary expertise necessary to conduct research for grand challenges.

We want you! If you are affiliated to one of the Helmholtz Centers, we invite you to add your profile, your modalities and your applications to the website. Be Helmholtz Imaging!



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Struggling with an imaging-related project? Apply for a Helmholtz Imaging Collaboration and tap into the expertise of Helmholtz Imaging! Collaborations enable you to team up with one of our units for an elongated period of time (up to 6 months or even longer) to work on a project together. Whether you require support in (AI-based) image analysis, image reconstruction, annotation, data management, software solutions, addressing inverse problems, developing novel imaging modalities, 3D visualization and more - we are your partner.


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Helmholtz Imaging Storage is offering to the community of Helmholtz Imaging scientists the opportunity to exchange large imaging datasets. A data volume of 1 Pb is provided and operated by DESY.