Nationell BioinformatikInfrastruktur Sverige (NBIS)

Tidsperiod: 2016-04-01 till 2017-12-31

Projektledare: Uppsala universitet , Anders Hallberg, Eva Åkesson

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Forskningsinfrastruktur

Budget: 17 500 000 SEK

NBIS is a continuation of BILS (Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Life Sciences) now also including WABI (Wallenberg Advanced Bioinformatics Infrastr.), SILS (Systems Biology Infrastr. for Life Sciences) and the SciLifeLab Bioinformatics Platform in a coordinated manner, forming a single point of contact for all users needing bioinformatics support.NBIS will provide excellence in bioinformatics support to researchers in Sweden, enabling world-class life science by offering expertise, tools and training. Furthermore, NBIS will form the Swedish contact point to ELIXIR (European infrastr. for biological information) and ISBE (Infrastr. for Systems Biology in Europe). The organisational structure will allow for changes in support needs over time as new techniques are developed and utilised. NBIS will support both research groups not having their own bioinformatics resources and large established research groups having own bioinformaticians needing specialised expertise. As life scientists get successively more educated in bioinformatics, the scope of NBIS will be shifted towards a focus on more advanced expertise. NBIS should enable world-class life science by providing expert knowledge, creative data integration, advanced training, efficient data publication and access to high-performance data and analysis methods. NBIS will continue coordinating bioinformatics support within Sweden and make bioinformatics easily accessible for life science researchers