Genomics Coordination Center (GCC)

The hub for ‘omics’ data analysis, integrative bioinformatics and FAIR data stewardship Facility
The Genomics Coordination Center (GCC) is the UMCG expertise hub for ‘omics’ data analysis, integrative bioinformatics and FAIR data stewardship. We provide tools, services and courses for researchers and bioinformaticians to accelerate scientific research and collaborations.

Central to this is our MOLGENIS software, a flexible, future proof toolkit for the complete data life cycle that helps to unlock data to a global audience.

Life-sciences data

Life-sciences data are scattered across thousands of databases and scientific journals. Current high throughput genomics technologies generate large quantities of high dimensional data. Microarray, NMR, mass spectrometry, protein chips, gel electrophoresis data, Yeast-Two-Hybrid, QTL mapping, gene silencing, and knockout experiments are all examples of technologies that capture thousands of data points, often in single experiments. The challenge for researchers is to capture, model, integrate, process and analyse these data in a consistent way to provide new and deeper insights into complex biological systems. GCC enables researchers to do so. ​

Projects and support

We participate in numerous large-scale international projects like LifeCycle, EUCAN-connect and RD-connect and also provides support for local data collections like 1000IBD. We support Biobanks and large data collections with tools and data management expertise, like the BBMRI-NL national data and sample catalogue and process and analyse LifeLines cohort omics data and make the data FAIR.

    • Multi-omics data integration, processing and analysis
    • Big data storage and high performance computing (HPC) facilities
    • Rare disease and variant/patient databasing, data processing and analyses
    • Allround Biobank and cohort data support, including catalogue, harmonisation, data capture, data integration, data storage, and analysis
    • FAIR data software (MOLGENIS) FAIR data stewardship support and courses
    • Data access to Genome of the Netherlands (GoNL)


Questions regarding data management and MOLGENIS