Establishing a distributed national research infrastructure providing bioinformatics support to life science researchers in Australia

Maria V. Schneider, Philipa C. Griffin, Sonika Tyagi, Madison Flannery, Saravanan Dayalan, Simon Gladman, Nathan Watson-Haigh, Philipp E. Bayer, Michael Charleston , Ira Cooke, Rob Cook, Richard J. Edwards, David Edwards, Dominique Gorse, Malcolm McConville, David Powell, Marc R. Wilkins , Andrew Lonie

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Abstract

EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (EMBL-ABR) is a developing national research infrastructure, providing bioinformatics resources and support to life science and biomedical researchers in Australia. EMBL-ABR comprises 10 geographically distributed national nodes with one coordinating hub, with current funding provided through Bioplatforms Australia and the University of Melbourne for its initial 2-year development phase. The EMBL-ABR mission is to: (1) increase Australia’s capacity in bioinformatics and data sciences; (2) contribute to the development of training in bioinformatics skills; (3) showcase Australian data sets at an international level and (4) enable engagement in international programs. The activities of EMBL-ABR are focussed in six key areas, aligning with comparable international initiatives such as ELIXIR, CyVerse and NIH Commons. These key areas—Tools, Data, Standards, Platforms, Compute and Training—are described in this article.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-389
Number of pages6
JournalBriefings in Bioinformatics
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

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