Genomics Coordination Center (GCC)
Genomics Coordination Center (GCC) The hub for omics data analysis, integrative bioinformatics, and FAIR data stewardship. Facility
The hub for omics data analysis, integrative bioinformatics, and FAIR data stewardship.
The Genomics Coordination Center (GCC) is the University Medical Centre Groningen’s expertise hub for omics data analysis, integrative bioinformatics, and FAIR data stewardship. The facility provides researchers and bioinformaticians with tools, services, and courses to accelerate scientific research and collaborations.

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.

Our services

  • Multi-omics data integration, processing, and analysis;
  • Big data storage and high performance computing (HPC) facilities;
  • Rare disease and variant and patient databasing, data processing and analyses;
  • All-round biobank and cohort data support, including data cataloguing, data harmonization, data capture, data integration, data storage, and analysis;
  • FAIR data software (MOLGENIS) and FAIR data stewardship support and courses;
  • Access to the Genome of the Netherlands (GoNL) project data.

Contact

University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Genomics Coordination Center (GCC)
PO Box 30.001
9700 RB Groningen
The Netherlands

Visiting address
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Genomics Coordination Center (GCC)
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen

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