Reproducibility of Biophysics Research

Dear IMAG and MSM Members,

The Biophysical Journal (BJ) and its publisher the Biophysical Society are committed to the principles that research should be reported with sufficient detail to assure reproducibility and that the products of research be disseminated. Accordingly, and because of the recent charge by the NIH leadership, we have been working on revamping the BJ guidelines for the reproducibility and sharing of research. The new “Guidelines for the Reproducibility of Biophysics Research” ( went live on April 8. I thought the IMAG community might be interested because it had to anticipate the needs of the broad and diverse biophysics research community. Please do take a look at it – it is the product of several months of intense work by the Biophysical Society leadership and its Publications Committee and Public Affairs Committee. Indeed, these guidelines may serve as a model for other basic science journals as they develop their own. We anticipate that our Guidelines will be a living document and will be continually enhanced as new community standard and community-supported data repositories emerge.


Les Loew

Editor in Chief, Biophysical Journal

Funding Opportunities

Application Due Date:
Monday, March 9, 2015, Friday, May 29, 2015, Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Friday, January 29, 2016, Monday, May 30, 2016, Thursday, September 29, 2016, Monday, January 30, 2017, Monday, May 29, 2017, Friday, September 29, 2017


Markus Buehler, David Kaplan, Joyce Wong
Webinar Date
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 11:00am
Webinar Host:
Integrated multiscale biomaterials experiment and modeling group (ImuBEAM)

MSM Meetings

Meeting dates: May 10-14, 2015

Session title: Computational Modeling in Aerospace Medical Operations and Research

This is a special session that will be hosted at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medicine Association.

Meeting Date:
Sunday, May 10, 2015 to Thursday, May 14, 2015
Meeting Location:
Lake Buena Vista, FL

The 16th Annual Virtual Cell Short Course will be offered June 22-24, 2015 at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT. The Virtual Cell ( is a computational software environment for modeling and simulating cell biological systems. This user-friendly software tool supports deterministic and stochastic simulations for both non-spatial and spatial models (including reaction-diffusion models with geometries derived from 3D microscope images).

Meeting Date:
Sunday, May 10, 2015 to Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Meeting Location:
Farmington, CT

The Biomedical Engineering Society and the US Food and Drug Administration have formed a partnership to co-host the BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference, a meeting for researchers, engineers, clinicians and other professionals with interests in the design and development of medical devices.

Meeting Date:
Monday, May 18, 2015 to Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Meeting Location:
Washington, DC

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