The Helmholtz Imaging Platform (HIP) brings scientists and engineers in the Helmholtz Association together to promote and develop imaging science and to foster synergies across imaging modalities and applications within the Helmholtz Association.

A significant amount of research data produced within the Helmholtz Association is imaging data. In order to obtain such data, the association has a unique collection of imaging modalities at its disposal, ranging from nanoscale to global observations. Imaging science is an enabling technology used in all research fields of the Association.

There exists a rich portfolio of expertise covering research on novel imaging modalities, experimental work using large-scale research facilities, expertise in mathematics and computer science related to imaging, as well as research in image analysis within specific fields of application.