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All scientific investigators have access to our password protected online pathology site. On this site, you will be able to view whole slide scanned images of H&E and IHC stained tissue sections for each nPOD donor. These images are created using an Aperio ScanScope CS system. To gain access to these images, please follow the instructions below.
To request a username and password, please fill out our password request form. You may be contacted by a nPOD staff member to verify your identity and establish eligibility. We make every effort to respond to nPOD inquiries within two business days.
Please note: Use of nPOD's online pathology images require copyright permission from the JDRF nPOD Administrative Core. To obtain permission, please email us. Requests for utilization must be submitted at least 5 days in advance of any submission (for publication) or use in online display.
ImageScope is an excellent image viewing program and is highly recommended.
To install ImageScope (Windows), click on the icon below and save the program to your desktop. Users will use the default image viewing program.
After downloading, double-click on the file which should launch and install the latest version automatically.
Login to the secure nPOD Online Pathology website
by clicking on the 'User Login' button after entering the assigned username and password.
Please note: Use of Internet Explorer version 6.0 or later is recommended when using the nPOD online pathology website. Certain system features may not work properly if other web browsers are utilized.
The Aperio Imagescope viewer allows in depth viewing of scanned slides. Navigating the slide is also relatively easy. The nPOD Spectrum and Aperio Tutorial (PDF) will highlight many of the key navigational controls.
If you have any questions, please first read the help instructions for both Spectrum and ImageScope then contact nPOD.
For more information on what can be found in nPOD's Online Pathology database and how to best utilize it, please view the following webinar video from Dr. Martha Campbell-Thompson.