CAD we share? Publishing reproducible microscope hardware

Benedict Diederich, Caroline Müllenbroich, Nikita Vladimirov, Richard Bowman, Julian Stirling, Emmanuel G. Reynaud, Andrey Andreev

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Here we discuss barriers to reproducibility in regard to microscopes and related hardware, along with best practices for sharing novel designs created using computer-aided design (CAD). We hope to start a fruitful community discussion on how instrument development, especially in microscopy, can become more open and reproducible, ultimately leading to better, more trustworthy science.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1026-1030
Number of pages5
JournalNature Methods
Issue number9
Early online date4 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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