March 29, 2015
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The NIAMS has launched an online gallery on the image sharing platform Flickr. The gallery showcases images and abstracts from researchers working in the NIAMS intramural labs, scientific images from the intramural and extramural research programs, NIAMS clinical research, and images from NIAMS publications. The abstracts and related information are searchable.

The NIH recently migrated its image collection to Flickr from a stand-alone database to better align its resources with popular social media tools. NIAMS followed suit to facilitate connections between the Institute and the NIH image resources.

Most images in the NIAMS gallery are in the public domain. Some images from extramural researchers may be under copyright restrictions and require permission from the source before use. The information associated with each abstract clearly describes which images are available for unrestricted use. NIAMS requests image credit when its public domain materials are used. The NIAMS Flickr gallery can be accessed at Users do not need to have a Flickr or Yahoo! account to view the galleries. Apps are also available for iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.

The mission of the NIAMS, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health, is to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. For more information about the NIAMS, call the information clearinghouse at (301) 495-4484 or (877) 22-NIAMS (free call) or visit the NIAMS website at

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