A cloud-based infrastructure for managing, analyzing and sharing genomics datasets.


Bionimbus is a collaboration between the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology (IGSB) at the University of Chicago and the Open Science Data Cloud to develop open source technology for managing, analyzing, transporting, and sharing large genomics datasets in a secure and compliant fashion. The Bionimbus Community Cloud contains a variety of public biological datasets, including the 1,000 Genomes dataset.

The Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud (PDC) is a collaboration between the Open Science Data Cloud and the IGSB (IGSB), the Center for Research Informatics (CRI), and the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) at the University of Chicago. The PDC allows users authorized by NIH to compute over human genomic data from dbGaP in a secure compliant fashion. Currently, selected datasets from the The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) are available in the PDC.

The Bionimbus IGSB Private Cloud is used by the IGSB and their collaborators to manage data from the IGSB's High-Throughput Genome Analysis Core (HGAC).

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