Marine metagenomics: towards user centric services

Marine genomics and metagenomics is still in its infancy, but is a rapidly expanding area of life science research. This study started in 2014 and has been instrumental in certain developments. 

To prevent the large-scale implementation of such studies from being disruptive (where the data production is faster than the speed users are able to analyze and interpret it) there is an urgent need to establish dedicated data management e-infrastructure and bioinformatics pipelines specialized for marine research.  

This project, involving ELIXIR Norway, EMBL-EBI and other partners from the ELIXIR Nodes, aimed to harmonize existing pipelines, either through improve established components or developing new in order to establish long-term sustainable service platforms. More recently, this work has led the announcement of a Marine Metagenomics Community including a dedicated website with details of meetings, workshops and other activities. 

The project outcomes have been published: Marine metagenomics – towards a domain specific set of sustainable services. The study is now complete, the end report is available here.

Webinar summarising the outcomes

(rec. June 2015) 


1 October 2014 to 31 December 2015

Nodes involved: