Current life science research has a high demand to store, process, and analyze large amounts of data. To meet these challenges, the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) has been established as a distributed academic bioinformatics network since 2015, initially funded by the BMBF. From 2022 onwards, the network is continued by the Forschungszentrum Jülich, a member of the Helmholtz association. The transition process is ongoing.
The aim of the network is to provide Service, Training, Compute Resources, an Industrial Forum, and the connection to the European network ELIXIR. Thematic focus is on the areas of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, systems biology, data management, and reference databases for plants, humans and microbes.
The de.NBI consists of eight Service Centers comprising 40 project partners located all over Germany. The tool portfolio consists of over 150 services and tools ranging from databases and stand-alone tools to complete workflows. In the area of training, we offer courses on omics tools or workflows which enable researchers to turn their raw data into tangible results. Up to now, the de.NBI network has trained more than 9.000 life scientists at all qualification levels in 450 courses. The network also offers large computing power and storage capacities of the federated de.NBI Cloud that allows researchers to process and analyze their own data.
With its wide range of bioinformatics expertise and reputable partner institutions, the de.NBI network guarantees the delivery of high-standard bioinformatics services, comprehensive training, and powerful computing capacities that contribute to the advancement of life science research in Germany and Europe.
Further information: www.denbi.de
de.NBI Industrial Forum Coordination, ELIXIR-DE Industry Officer
Dr. Tanja Dammann-Kalinowski
de.NBI project manager