SSBD is a platform for sharing and reusing bioimaging data. SSBD:database is an added-value database for bioimages and biological dynamics data. It provides a rich set of open resources for analyzing microscopy images and qunatitative data of biological objects, such as single-molecule, cell, tissue, individual, etc., and software tools for analysis. Microscopy images and quantitative biological data are collected from a variety of species, sources, and methods. These include data obtained from both experiments and computational simulations.

SSBD:database shares 199 projects, 24.0 TB, SSBD shares totally 250 projects, 35.1 TB (2024-07-22)

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SSBD:database shares selected, highly reusable bioimaging data and biodynamics data. Our curators will invite to share the data from SSBD:repository and accepted papers. Share youre data on SSBD:repository first, or send e-mail to us.


Microscopy Images

Calcium response and shape changes in oocyte of C. elegans

DIC image of nuclear division dynamics in C. elegans embryo

TEM image of retinal tissue from human embryonic stem cells

Quantitative Data

Nuclear division dynamics in D. rerio wild-type embryo

Nuclear division dynamics in C. elegans wild-type embryo

Single molecule dynamics in E. coli wild-type


  • 2023-10-05,
    QtBD5Viewer upgrade

    We present an upgrade of the QtBD5Viewer software. This new version offers:
    - Visualize track paths described in the BD5 format.
    - Show objects and label names as a hierarchical tree. With this tree, the user can turn on/off individual objects. It also lets to define individual colors for labels. …

  • 2023-10-05,
    SSBD:database 2023 update

    We are pleased to announce the SSBD:database 2023 update,
    We released 29 projects, which include 2030 image datasets (1.7TB) and 168 quantitative datasets (100GB).
    The added datasets have already been released and announced on

    The projects are
    214-Arata-BehavioralActivity, 219-Konishi-CalciumIonDyn, 220-Imanishi-ROCKActivity,
    231-Asakura-ERKactivation, 237-Jin-CellDynamics, 244-Tokuoka-Embryogenesis,
    245-Hirasawa-OR-PAM, 246-Hung-CircadianRhythm, 247-Adhitama-Embryogenesis,
    253-Shimauchi-CalciumIonDyn, 254-Seita-GrowthDyn, 257-Kubota-ERKActivity, …

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