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

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posted on 2023-05-21, 11:51 authored by Schneider, MV, Griffin, PC, Tyagi, S, Flannery, M, Dayalan, S, Gladman, S, Watson-Haigh, N, Bayer, PE, Michael CharlestonMichael Charleston, Cooke, I, R Cook, Edwards, RJ, Edwards, D, Gorse, D, McConville, M, Powell, D, Wilkins, MR, Lonie, A

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 areasTools, Data, Standards, Platforms, Compute and Trainingare described in this article.


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Briefings in Bioinformatics








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Oxford University Press

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Network systems and services