The MOLGENIS software, a flexible and future-proof toolkit for the data life cycle, plays a key role in the services provided by helping data become available to a global audience.
Life sciences data
Life sciences data are spread over thousands of databases and scientific journals. The currently available high-throughput genomics technologies generate large quantities of high-dimensional data. Microarray, NMR, mass spectrometry, protein chips, gel electrophoresis, yeast two-hybrid, QTL mapping, gene silencing, and knockout experiments are examples of technologies that capture thousands of data points, often in single experiments. The challenge facing 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. The GCC helps researchers achieve this goal.
Projects and support
The facility participates in numerous large-scale international projects such as LifeCycle, EUCAN-Connect, and RD-Connect and supports local data collections such as the 1000IBD project. The facility offers support for biobanks and large data collections in terms of tools and data management expertise, like the BBMRI-NL national data and sample catalogue. It also processes and analyses LifeLines cohort omics data and makes the data FAIR.