Selected OMERO features
Read and watch about OMERO or try it to get a better idea.
What is needed to host OMERO?
The resources needed for setting up, keeping and maintaining OMERO vary according to your image data sizes and quality, and the infrastructure in your institution. Nevertheless, some general hints are given here as points which you should think about and implement in your concrete case.
You can benefit from asking your colleagues at institutions which are already running OMERO. For that, we also list some contacts to regional groups and list of selected institutions which run OMERO in the Key OMERO Contacts section.
Server hardware and environment
OMERO manager person(s)
This person is a go-between the users of OMERO and the server administrator. Very often this might be a microscopy facility manager.
- Basic walkthrough
- Management of Groups/Users in OMERO
- Collate feedback from users
- Introduce new users to OMERO
- Liaise with server administrator for features which require server configuration changes or installation of OMERO Apps and extensions.
- According to local needs, design and upload of new OMERO.scripts, possibly in cooperation with image analyst.
- Design and with server administrator implement an import pipeline , selecting the best possible import setup for the institution.
Key OMERO contacts
Contact OME Team
Regional groups and examples of institutions running OMERO
Selected useful guides
OMERO for facility managers
This guide gives an overview of all the main issues for managing OMERO, from access control to system monitoring, and points you at all the technical information you need.
Hardware developments constantly outpace us but this guide will give you an idea of the requirements depending on the number of users and amount of data you expect.
Groups and permissions system
Getting to grips with the user roles, groups and permissions in OMERO is a great way to support a range of privacy and collaboration scenarios. This in-depth guide gives you all the information you need.
How to guides are provided for installing the server on a range of supported platforms and there is also information for getting your data repository, PostgreSQL database and OMERO.web deployment up and running.
Advanced import scenarios
This is an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of all the available methods for importing data so you can choose the best method for your facility.
Server security and firewalls
OMERO is built with security in mind. This guide takes you through our practices and how to ensure your installation is as secure as possible.