Can I use pictures posted in the Images section of VectorBase?


VectorBase has curated all available images and has included both the license and photographer into the image viewer on the site.

Nearly all of these images are in the public domain and freely available for non-commercial use. Most images are from the CDC's Public Health Image Library and were taken by James Gathany, professional photographer for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The specimens were provided by Frank Collins (University of Notre Dame). Because these are US Government photographs, there are no copyright restrictions. However, if you use these photos, you should credit James Gathany as the photographer and directly contact him ( if you wanted to use any photographs for a commercial use, e.g., a DVD or a documentary. For the few images that are not from CDC/Gathany details are included with the image via the viewer.

When using images from this image gallery we kindly ask you to please acknowledge the source as 'VectorBase,'.