The European Bioinformatics Institute in 2016: Data growth and integration

Charles E. Cook, Mary Todd Bergman, Robert D. Finn, Guy Cochrane, Ewan Birney, Rolf Apweiler
2015 Nucleic Acids Research  
New technologies are revolutionising biological research and its applications by making it easier and cheaper to generate ever-greater volumes and types of data. In response, the services and infrastructure of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI, www.ebi.ac.uk) are continually expanding: total disk capacity increases significantly every year to keep pace with demand (75 petabytes as of December 2015), and interoperability between resources remains a strategic priority. Since 2014 we
more » ... have launched two new resources: the European Variation Archive for genetic variation data and EMPIAR for two-dimensional electron microscopy data, as well as a Resource Description Framework platform. We also launched the Embassy Cloud service, which allows users to run large analyses in a virtual environment next to EMBL-EBI's vast public data resources.
doi:10.1093/nar/gkv1352 pmid:26673705 pmcid:PMC4702932 fatcat:2oonfh72mrbpfi2ywith6updti