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Correlative Image Processing and Analysis

The research infrastructure for Correlative Image Processing and Analysis (CIPA) aims at reducing the gap between the amount of acquired and consequently analysed images.

CIPA allows scientists to extract scientifically valuable and relevant information from the huge amount of data generated with different techniques and instruments, including synchrotron beam lines.  CIPA is financed by Lund University, FoS and FoM infrastructure funding.



Why is CIPA needed?

Image analysis, processing and visualization, including both image correlation and 3D reconstruction of complex data on its own, will continue to grow rapidly because imaging generates increasingly large and complex data sets and the integration of multiple imaging modalities are becoming necessities in science today.  CIPA can help strengthen both the design of appropriate experiments, to answer research questions, and the retrieval of quantitative information from images. This will result in an increased quality of the scientific outcome, creating value for both society, industry, and financiers of existing imaging facilities.

CIPA vision

The vision for the CIPA unit is to host several researchers and application experts in image processing and analysis, including the growing need for visualization, to serve users from Lund University as well as, to the largest extent possible, users from elsewhere, including industry and other private companies. 

Currently providing access to on-site application expertise and tools, CIPA aims to further provide researchers with standardized and user-friendly tools and systems for remote access as well as for analysis of data. 

Complementing other initiatives such as the national Research Infrastructure for visualization, InfraVis, www.infravis.e and the center for Quantification of Imaging data from MAX IV (QIM), CIPA is an essential resource to handle huge data sets from large-scale facilities both within and outside of Lund University.


Services offered by CIPA:

1.      High performance workflows and method development

2.     Image processing and analysis

3.     Guidance and tutorial to software

4.     Collection and administration of image analysis and processing licenses. 

If you wish to learn more about the cost of services offered by CIPA, click here.