Micro-Manager is free and open source -- it is funded by a grant from the NIH (US National Institutes of Health). The Vale lab's development and maintenance of Micro-Manager will depend on more grants in the future, and these grants will only be awarded if researchers cite their use of Micro-Manager in their scientific publications.
When you publish results using Micro-Manager, please cite one of the following papers:
- (PDF) Arthur D Edelstein, Mark A Tsuchida, Nenad Amodaj, Henry Pinkard, Ronald D Vale, and Nico Stuurman (2014), Advanced methods of microscope control using μManager software. Journal of Biological Methods 2014 1(2):e11 doi:10.14440/jbm.2014.36
- (PDF) Arthur Edelstein, Nenad Amodaj, Karl Hoover, Ron Vale, and Nico Stuurman (2010), Computer Control of Microscopes Using μManager. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology 14.20.1-14.20.17
Thank you very much for helping keep Micro-Manager funded, and, as always, we thank you for your feedback!
-- Mark, Chris, and Nico (the developers)