NBIS Infrastructure

NBIS infrastructure activities are based on requests from the community, and on needs identified by our staff. The infrastructure include services as biosupport.se and our wiki, but also:

Tools

NBIS also work on developing and maintaining easy-to-use bioinformatics tools. We offer software development as a support service, but also develop tools in European and Nordic collaborations. For a non-exhaustive list of tools developed/maintained by NBIS staff, see our tools page.

Data publishing

NBIS can assist Swedish scientists in making data sets accessible to the research community and to the general public. There is a wiki page with general guidelines here.

NBIS also maintains current mirrors for fast access to Uniprot and Ensembl.

Mosler Secure Computing Environment

Mosler is a safe infrastructure that enables research on sensitive personal data, such as human whole genome sequences (that, in a legal sense, are sensitive data as they relate to the health of the individual). Such data needs a higher level of security, and the Mosler system meets those requirements, while at the same time providing a high-performance computing environment.

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Proteomics data storage and processing

NBIS provides a data handling pipeline for proteomics laboratories that converts raw mass spectrometry data into standard formats and provides secure storage at the national storage. Data can be further shared between different users and processed through the Proteios Software Environment interface, which also provides protein identification and quantification workflows. Open access to published research data is an important aim of the national infrastructure, and the platform provides users with facilitated publication of raw and processed data at ProteomeXchange through the PRIDE partner repository. See also the technical description.

NBIS also drives a project that aims to serve users with high-throughput mass spectrometry shotgun proteomics data processing. The framework for this is currently Galaxy, and it is our intention to deliver the platform to individual groups or core facilities. Technically the platform will be running on a cloud instance owned by the respective user, but it will also be possible to install on one’s own hardware. The platform is highly flexible and can access files at the national file storage or local files provided by the users.