The funding for the project is from the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. NLM in turn was supported by member institutions of NIH (see sponsors).
The goals for the project include the following:
- Support the Visible Human Project.
- Establish a foundation for future research.
- Create a repository of fundamental algorithms.
- Develop a platform for advanced product development.
- Support commercial application of the technology.
- Create conventions for future work.
- Grow a self-sustaining community of software users and developers.
The source code of the Insight Toolkit is distributed under a BSD License (as approved by the Open Source Initiative)
The philosophy of Open Source of the Insight Toolkit was extended to support Open Science, in particular by providing Open Access to publications in the domain of Medical Image Processing. These publications are made freely available through the Insight Journal
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