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Recommendations on e-infrastructures

Published: 09 June 2016

SLU researchers recommend that the development and maintenance of e-infrastructures is managed by a professional service unit, with emphasis on cooperation between researchers and IT staff.

With ever-increasing amounts of data produced by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) the requirements placed on supporting e-infrastructures have grown. SLU researchers have now published recommendations for that.

The primary goal for the EU project COST Action SeqAhead is to develop a coordinated action plan for the research community, to deal with the flood of next generation sequencing data in an efficient and uniform way using bioinformatics.

Collective experiences from participants in the project have resulted in a number of recommendations for data management, analysis, storage and archiving with high resource and performance requirements.

The recommendations were recently published in the scientific journal Science Giga:

Recommendations on e-infrastructures for the next-generation sequencing
Spjuth O., E. Bongcam-Rudloff, J. Dahlberg, M. Dahlö, A. Kallio, L. Pireddu, F. Vezzi, and E. Korpelainen, GigaScience, Vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-9, in 2016.
DOI: 10.1186 / s13742-016-0132-7


Erik Bongcam Rudloff, professor
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