SciLifeLab is a place for advanced technology and scientific collaboration, harboring a vibrant, diverse and optimistic research community. The imagery used to present our center should reflect those attributes. In this section, you’ll learn how to find and use photographs, illustrations, graphics or collages to convey what SciLifeLab is about.
The general image rules are that photos should be:
We use photos of people, preferably active in their work, as much as possible – but reportage and detail photos can be used as well.
Having a video conference call, perhaps with external participants? Using a SciLifeLab-themed background image is a good way to convey our brand in a coherent way and show external participants your affiliation to SciLifeLab.
There are two versions of the background image – one dark and one light – and you are more than welcome to use them. You post the image by downloading it through the link below, opening Zoom’s desktop application, going to Settings –> Virtual background –> Add image. Done!
If you need photos to illustrate your unit or research, your university might have pictures that you can use. Most of the universities have a section of their media bank that is public and one that is only accessible for university employees.
SciLifeLab also has a media bank with photos from units, research groups and events. As the usage rights varies (due to the photoshoots having been arranged with different photographers), the bank is not open access. But if you are looking for photos to illustrate your work, you are welcome to contact us at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help you further.
The Operations Office at SciLifeLab has a limited subscription of Adobe Stock and can, depending on the context and timing, help community members access pictures to use in information materials about SciLifeLab. If you are interested in downloading a picture, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the pictures downloaded are only allowed to be used for the specific purpose at the time of the request. E.g. if the picture is downloaded for a roll-up, it cannot be saved for later and used for another product, as well.
Our press photos are free to use in any context and can be distributed to journalists.
If you are looking to book a photographer, please use the procured photographer at your university. SciLifeLab’s Communications Office is happy to advise on photography and can, depending on context and timing, sometimes help out with smaller photography sessions.
Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.