A schematic diagram, illustrating the structure of the BioIMAX data model. The data model consists of four components: User, ImageSetInfo, Project and View. The first three components represents meta information about the respective components and can be referred to as the meta data category. In contrast, the purpose of the View is to connect the other three components with the actual analysis data category, i.e. raw or preprocessed images/MVIs or graphical and textual annotations. The View can be considered as the core element of this data model. All analysis results are interpreted as a view of the raw ImageSet/MVI data, allowing a simple and flexible integration of new tools and types of analysis data. In addition, the BioIMAX data model includes user rights management, associating Views, ImageSets and Projects to the owner, who has uploaded or created them and allows the owner to invite other users to join projects. After joining, other users are able to read project-related data and to provide new data.