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BIDAC is a new Health Sciences Core (HSC) facility providing image and data analysis along with scientific visualization services to research laboratories and private industry. These services leverage the R&D strengths of the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, and therefore complement existing HSC core services dedicated to the development of advanced imaging technologies. In addition to offering consulting and training on state-of-the-art processing tools, BIDAC provides major resources to support activities likely to have a sustainable impact on Utah research technology: by significantly enhancing Utah-centered research capabilities, fostering collaborative multidisciplinary activities and/or generating new pilot results for grant submissions.

Does your group regularly use imaging equipment (e.g microscope, scanner) without a proper solution for image analysis? Do you need quantitative results from biomedical images for your scientific papers or grant applications?
Do your students perform daily repetitive tasks (such as manual segmentations) instead of focusing on research? Do you use temporary scripts for image analysis, however not suited for your ever-increasing dataset?

BIDAC is ready to help you succeed in your research projects. BIDAC offers automated solutions in scientific computing, image analysis and advanced visualization, based on open-source systems and libraries.

New: seed grant funding!

For 2018, BIDAC will be providing limited funding on 2 projects ($5,000 each) to use our services and seed larger project collaborations. We are currently welcoming new applications! If you are interested, please fill in the application form, to describe your project and the type of services needed. 

BIDAC services and hourly rates

BIDAC offers a range of services, including consulting, training, image and data analysis, software prototyping and algorithm implementation:
  • Consulting to explore image analysis and visualization needs of biomedical projects.
  • Developing software prototypes or image processing frameworks for health science projects
  • Performing image processing or scientific visualizations for research projects
  • Providing software support including maintenance, current documentation and training for a collection of software tools supporting university image and data analysis, as well as visualization needs
  • Fostering cross-disciplinary collaborative efforts by organizing educational events and workshops including hands-on training sessions with joint discussions of driving biological and biomedical problems and computational solution strategies.



Federal Rate

Other Academic Rate

External Rate

Consulting Advice and direction on data and image processing, image analysis, software, scientific computing and scientific data visualization $65 $99 $130
Software Prototyping -
Workflow Development
Software development - Implementation of data, image analysis or visualization workflows from existing software tools $64 $97 $128
Algorithm - Research Implementation of algorithms for scientific computing $75 $114 $150
Image Analysis - Basic Manual and semi-automatic image segmentation, simple registration $35 $53 $70
Image Analysis - Advanced Advanced image and data processing, including group-wise analysis $57 $87 $114
Image Analysis - Custom Project-specific image analysis services, including morphometrics and custom scientific visualizations $72 $109 $144
Training - Individual Training and user support in the use of software for image segmentation, image registration, scientific computing or data visualization $64 $97 $128
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Contact - Applications

If you are interested in BIDAC services, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a description of your projects and the type of services needed, or fill in the application form.

BIDAC will contact you in a timely manner to set up a meeting with your group.

Work Authorization Form

Following a first meeting to discuss your project (scope, feasibility...), a work authorization is then needed for BIDAC to start this collaboration. To that end, please fill in the work authorization form: