Global BioImaging organizes annual international workshops called Exchange of Experience (EoE), which represent key moments for the international imaging community to come together and discuss common goals, trends and challenges in running open access imaging facilities across the globe. The EoE workshops are a unique open forum for discussion and generation of new ideas, where imaging facility managers and technical staff, scientists, science policy officers and funders from around the globe, come together to build the interpersonal relations necessary for the success of the Global BioImaging network.
Each Exchange of Experience workshop has a main theme, which is identified via discussion within the Global BioImaging community. Until now the topics of best practices in imaging infrastructure operation, open access to technologies, quality management and sustainability were discussed. Career path for core facility staff will be the main subject of the upcoming Exchange of Experience IV workshop planned for September 2019.