The Bioinformatics Research Laboratory Core provides data hosting and bioinformatics support for applications of massively parallel sequencing, including: transcriptomics, cistromics, epigenomics and metagenomics. The services are provided through Genboree.
Data hosted on Genboree is available for analysis using bioinformatic tools that reside in the Genboree Workbench. These tools include custom tools developed at BRL and widely used tools from the public domain. Additional tools and data from the public domain or private sources may be integrated as part of our service. Data residing in Genboree may also be exported to other tools for analysis.
The BRL Core hosts periodic workshops at BCM that provide training on the tools within the Genboree Workbench. Online use cases and tutorials are also accessible within the Genboree Commons Forum which guides new users through the Genboree Workbench tools. In addition to workshops and online materials we can also offer in-person and webinar-based training.
Please contact us to discuss your specific training and analysis needs. We routinely provide letters of support for grant applications requiring sustained commitment of BRL Core resources and/or custom software development, and tool integration.
Genboree Hosting (up to 50 GB data - free)
We will host up to 50 GB of data for Baylor College of Medicine faculty at no charge. Due to the fluctuating amounts and kinds of data being hosted at Genboree, and the length of time that data can be stored, we request that you contact us to discuss your specific data hosting needs.
Genboree Hosting (>50GB data)
Data hosting >50GB is billed annually. The hosting fee covers the fractional costs required for Genboree Workbench hardware and software infrastructure, maintenance, updates, data storage, and a fixed percent of a bioinformatic analyst's time.
If you are interested in discussing "pay per use" pricing that does not include analyst time but is based on the amount of data stored and time on the Genboree computational cluster, please contact us.
The level and type of bioinformatic consulting varies widely across projects.
Projects may include integration of data and software tools from the public domain to meet project-specific needs. Once integration is complete, the data and tools become available for self-service through the Genboree Workbench. Standard consulting arrangements include a fixed percentage of a bioinformatic analyst’s time, and are billed annually.
We will be happy to discuss the pricing of your specific project needs (i.e. hosting, consulting, or hosting + consulting), after reviewing the Investigator/Project file (please see the Request Services webpage).