Informatics Resource Center - Introduction
The Informatics Resource Center (IRC) at IGS supports the bioinformatics activities by providing annotation and analysis of genomic data for internal and external projects, using state-of-the-art computational infrastructure. Often the IRC group works in combination with the Genomics Resource Center (GRC) to provide comprehensive analysis for projects.
The IRC has developed and maintained several tools and pipelines to facilitate research. Highlights of IRC's work include the NIH Human Microbiome Project Data Analysis and Coordination Center (HMP DACC), analysis for the NIAID Genomic Sequencing Center for Infectious Diseases (GSCID), the IGS Annotation Engine (AEngine) Service, the Data Intensive Academic Grid (DIAG), and the Cloud Virtual Resource (CloVR).
Highlights of IRC's work include the NIH Human Microbiome Project Data Analysis and Coordination Center (HMP DACC) and the Cloud Virtual Resource (CloVR).
A vital component of the IRC mission is training and outreach. IGS offers workshops each year that cover the topics of sequencing, annotation, and functional data analysis. The workshops are modular, allowing participants to attend only sections of interest. Web-based training opportunities are under development.