Journal article

Genomics Virtual Laboratory: A Practical Bioinformatics Workbench for the Cloud

Enis Afgan, Clare Sloggett, Nuwan Goonasekera, Igor Makunin, Derek Benson, Mark Crowe, Simon Gladman, Yousef Kowsar, Michael Pheasant, Ron Horst, Andrew Lonie



BACKGROUND: Analyzing high throughput genomics data is a complex and compute intensive task, generally requiring numerous software tools and large reference data sets, tied together in successive stages of data transformation and visualisation. A computational platform enabling best practice genomics analysis ideally meets a number of requirements, including: a wide range of analysis and visualisation tools, closely linked to large user and reference data sets; workflow platform(s) enabling accessible, reproducible, portable analyses, through a flexible set of interfaces; highly available, scalable computational resources; and flexibility and versatility in the use of these resources to meet..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a grant from The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project (NeCTAR; NeCTAR is an Australian Government Super Science project, financed by the Education Investment Fund. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript..