Image and Data Analysis Core (IDAC) at Harvard Medical School was founded in the fall of 2012. IDAC is a core facility providing image data analysis service to all the individual labs and core facilities at Harvard Medical School, including ICCB-Longwood Screening Facility (ICCB-L), Drosophila RNAi Screening Center (DRSC), and Nikon Imaging Center (NIC).


  • Maintain, deploy, and expand collection of methods for computational image data analysis (in-house and commercial)
  • Provide expertise in assembling individual methods into complete processing pipelines for specific projects
  • Interface image data analysis with HMS high-performance computing infrastructure
  • Provide intellectual environment for the creation of new methods and processing pipelines