BioDIP facilities are registered at German BioImaging - Gesellschaft für Mikroskopie und Bildanalyse (GerBI-GMB, Society for Microscopy and Image Analysis), the German network of microscopists and imaging specialists. BioDIP facility members are working within the board of the society, the GerBI steering committee and contribute to many GerBI workgroups actively.
Some BioDIP facility members were attending in the GerBI "Facility Management Courses for Imaging Specialists" already.
Since 2008 we hosted visiting core facility colleagues from Cologne, Bonn and Berlin. During the GerBI job shadowing program we hosted colleagues from core facilities in Berlin, Heidelberg, Magdeburg and Freiburg. In turn BioDIP members visited facilities in Freiburg, Heidelberg, Berlin and Düsseldorf.
In 2016 it was our pleasure to host the successful DFG supported conference "Trends in Microscopy" (TiM2016) at the CRTD in Dresden. TiM2016 was co-organized by GerBI-GMB and BioDIP.