The Bielefeld Institute for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (BIBI) is an interdisciplinary academic department under the responsibility of the Faculty of Technology at Bielefeld University. The institute covers research and service aspects to handle big data in the life sciences. It is related to the BMBF funded "German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure" (de.NBI), which has been establishing a national bioinformatics infrastructure since 2015. The coordination and administration office of de.NBI is based in the Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) of Bielefeld University. A structural objective of BIBI in cooperation with the Cologne Information Centre for Life Sciences (ZB MED) is a permanent continuation of the de.NBI network.