NBIS Support Services

NBIS support services cover the full range of community needs, from short consultations to long-term engagement.

N.B.: Our support services are also available for researchers at private companies, clinics and from abroad, but we are then required to charge for full cost coverage.

General support services

Bioinformatics drop-in sessions
Weekly drop-in sessions in Lund, Göteborg, Linköping, Stockholm, Uppsala, and Umeå.
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Consultation meetings (free)
Study design consultation meetings with one of our experts.
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Short- and Medium-term Support (user fee)
This track is mainly targeting projects with a reasonably well-defined bioinformatics problem. We offer support in a wide range of bioinformatics areas, including NGS, proteomics, metabolomics, biostatistics, systems development and data management. Project applications are reviewed every second week, and projects are selected based on available expertise, and feasibility. Time and outcome estimations are done individually for each project before contracting.
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Long-term Support (free, competitive peer-review)
Bioinformatics support to a limited set of scientifically outstanding projects. Applications are submitted in open calls three times per year (February/June/October), and are selected based on scientific peer-review by a national committee. This support has been enabled primarily by a generous grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
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Partner Projects
For projects with a large bioinformatics component, NBIS can enter as a project partner based on full cost coverage by the research project. This track is intended for projects requiring NBIS support staff of a total of at least 12 person months over the project life-time. Partner projects are preferably discussed before a project applies for funding, but projects with submitted or granted funding are welcome to enter into this track too. NBIS can also act as an official co-applicant in a funding proposal for a planned Partner Project, as discussed on a case-to-case basis.
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Focus areas

In addition to the general services, we also offer bioinformatics support in a few focus areas, currently:

Genome Assembly and Annotation
We offer assembly and annotation support for your de novo genome projects, ranging all the way from quality control of raw reads to the final assembled, validated and annotated genome. User fees according to Short- and Medium-term Support applies.
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Integrative omics
We are encouraging projects with a clear focus on data integration, which can be subject to more extensive systems development support. The studies should aim to combine multiple omics technologies and include methodological challenges of general interest. The integrative omics projects are selected by peer-review as an integrated part of the calls for Long-term Support.
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