Support Hub

The Helmholtz Imaging Support Hub is the primary gateway for all imaging-related requests in Helmholtz and beyond.
Group photo of Helmholtz Imaging Support Hub
Image: Knut Sander

As a one-face-to-the-customer solution, the expertise of Helmholtz Imaging is just one e-mail away. Simply send an e-mail to or use our contact form below. We are dedicated to solving all imaging-related requests, whether they are regarding Helmholtz Imaging services, consulting, project support, collaborations with Helmholtz Imaging units, administrative questions and many more. At the backbone of the Support Hub, tasks are distributed among the entire Helmholtz Imaging team to guarantee access to expertise along the entire imaging pipeline.

Typical use-cases for the Support Hub include:

  • Consulting request: We offer consulting for any imaging and image analysis-related problem.
  • Project support: Helmholtz Imaging Projects are eligible for our project support  which can be accessed through the Support Hub.
  • Helmholtz Imaging Collaboration application: Applications for Helmholtz Imaging Collaborations are managed by the Support Hub.
  • Administrative questions. Examples: application process for Helmholtz Imaging Projects, participation in Helmholtz Imaging events, information about Helmholtz Imaging Conferences, etc.
  • Questions and support regarding our portfolio: Examples: Support requests for Helmholtz Imaging Solutions, questions regarding Helmholtz Imaging CONNECT and other Helmholtz Imaging-provided services, etc.
  •  Anything else. If there is anything else related to imaging or Helmholtz Imaging we are happy to help out.

The Support Hub is operated by the Applied Computer Vision Lab (Helmholtz Imaging Support Unit DKFZ). It is technically operated by HIFIS for Helmholtz Imaging and the other Helmholtz Information and Data Science Platforms, and has been established as a hub for all imaging-related topics.

Contact the Support Hub via the contact form below!

    Other Services


    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.


    Helmholtz Imaging CONNECT 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 CONNECT 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!


    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.

    Software by HI

    Helmholtz Imaging provides consultation regarding existing software or methods, and make these resources available as easy-to-use Helmholtz Imaging Solutions to standardize and simplify the process of finding the right software to your research questions. We also develop, provide and maintain our own open source software solutions, which address the most challenging research questions in imaging science. Contact us if you need support using one of our software solutions!