2 online workshops given by the OME Team on Distributed/Cloud computing and IDR as part of the Microscopy data analysis course at EMBL-EBI.
The Distributed/Cloud computing workshop ntroduced an emerging cloud-compatible imaging format currently used by the BioImage Archive and the Image Data Resource. It was shown how it can be used to access cloud-hosted imaging data and how it facilitates analysis in parallel. In the second workshop on the following day, the Image Data Resource (IDR) was explored and it was demonstrated how to access the IDR data using the Python API, to fetch image data and metadata from IDR study associated with a publication. Further, re-analysis of data using an alternative segmentation tool to the one used by the publication authors was performed.