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Bielefeld Institute for Bioinformatics Infrastructure

Alliance with ZB MED

Powerful Alliance for the Life Sciences

The Bielefeld Institute for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (BIBI) and the Information Centre for Life Sciences (ZB MED) in Cologne jointly supply important compute services, data, and scientific literature to researchers in the life sciences. This alliance provides solutions that cover the complete spectrum of information supply and data analysis: a unique combination of literature and information supply including computational analysis of big data. This enables new scientific insights for researchers of all life science disciplines as well as bioinformatics.

A structural objective of BIBI in cooperation with the Cologne Information Centre for Life Sciences (ZB MED) is to achieve a joint affiliation with the Leibniz Society.

Sustainable Information Supply, Infrastructure, Support for the Data Driven Research Cycle

BIBI introduces modern infrastructures and additional bioinformatics expertise into the broad repertoire of ZB MED. The strategic alliance of ZB MED and BIBI implements numerous new services: bioinformatics compute solutions and the graduate school „Digital Infrastructure for the Life Sciences“ (DILS).

Added value by the alliance of BIBI und ZB MED

The alliance of ZB MED (orange level) and BIBI (blue level) introduces numerous new services or extends existing services (grey level) by linking content, data science, cloud computing, and extending the target groups. In this way, ZB MED and BIBI jointly compaign for open science in the life sciences.

Key Elements of the Strategic Alliance

  • October 2018: Cooperation agreement of ZB MED and Bielefeld University on joint development of information services for the life sciences
  • June 2019: Foundation of the Bielefeld Institute for Bioinformatic Infrastructure (BIBI)
  • August 2019: Foundation of the graduate school „Digital Infrastructure for the Life Sciences“ (DILS) at BIBI in cooperation with ZB MED
  • de.NBI coordination and administration office at BIBI – ZB MED is associated member of de.NBI
  • Cooperation in practice, e.g., using LIVIVO in the de.NBI cloud for the STELLA project
  • Cooperation in biomedical fact repositories, e.g., in project DiASPora
  • 2020: Joint supervision of the first doctoral students at the graduate school DILS
  • 2020: Developing a joint strategy:
    "ZB MED/BIBI 2020-2025: Supporting humans and environment by research and infrastructure"
  • Since 2020: Hosting joint scientific workshops

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