Empiria Studio® Software Quick Start

This guide will get you started using Empiria Studio Software to analyze images from an Odyssey Imager.

The LI‑COR┬« Acquisition Software Quick Start Guide covers getting started with image acquisition.

Create a LI‑COR Account

If you haven't already, create a LI‑COR Account at licor.com/GetEmpiria. You can then purchase Empiria Studio or use your access code.

Download and Install Empiria Studio

Download Empiria Studio at licor.com/EmpiriaStudioDownload (available for macOS or Windows) and install.

Ensure you have the correct permissions to install software on the computer you want to use, and ensure that your computer has the required specifications.

Ensure you have the correct permissions to install software on the computer you want to use.

Start Empiria Studio

  1. Double-click the Empiria Studio icon on the Desktop.

  2. Sign in using your LI‑COR Account credentials.

Create a Data Folder

After signing in, you will be prompted to create a Data Folder A folder on your computer's hard drive where internal Empiria Studio data will be saved. for Empiria Studio to store internal software data. Follow guidelines shown in the software.

Do not put your Data Folder on a network drive. Software can be slow when accessing network folders, and data can be lost if multiple people access the data simultaneously.

  1. Open the Windows File Explorer or macOS Finder.

  2. Create an overall folder (e.g. "Empiria Studio Data Folders") to hold Analysis Data Folders, then create a Data Folder within the overall folder (e.g. "Data Folder 1").

    Example Data Folder Structure. You and your research group must choose a folder structure that works for you.
  3. In Empiria Studio, select the Data Folder (e.g. "Data Folder 1").

Create a Project

From the Home page, click Project and create a Project Projects contain Experiments. A Project is needed to begin analysis.. A Project is needed to begin analysis.

Import Acquisitions from LI‑COR Acquisition Software

  1. Return to the Home page.

  2. Open the Image Gallery .

  3. In the Image Gallery, click Import LI-COR Zip Files to import Zip Files exported from LI‑COR Acquisition.

  4. Select files to import.

Analyze images

  1. Return to the Home page.

  2. Open Projects and then open the Project you just created.

  3. Click Create New Experiment to start analysis.

  4. Click the Assay type for the Acquisition you imported to analyze images in that Acquisition.

  5. Follow the steps in the Experiment workflow to analyze your assay.

Export Data and Images

After completing the Experiment workflow, the results will be available on the Review and report page.

  • Click the Export button above a table to export a CSV file or a spreadsheet file.

  • Click the Export button above an image to export a TIFF or PNG image. These image formats should not be used for analysis.

  • Click PDF Report to save a PDF file of the report you are viewing on the Review and report page.

  • Click Experiment File to export the entire Experiment workflow in a format that can be sent to someone else and imported into Empiria Studio on their computer.