Collaboration with the CRI

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The CRI provides a broad spectrum of bioinformatics services for the research community. As a core service within the Research Resources Center (RRC) we have special arrangements with other RRC cores, such as DNAS and Core Genomics, to provide integrated support for all aspects of a research project from study design to data collection to analysis and publication. We perform analysis for researchers from any institution and using any data source. We aim to help researchers gain a systems-level biological understanding through their data, and we offer services to support each of the necessary steps. These include standard analysis pipelines for NGS and microarray data, as well as customized analyses specific to certain projects. As part of our standard practices, all projects include a certain number of services:

  • Consultation for project initiation, including experimental design, and follow-up communication
  • Data handling, including data transfer and integrity assurance
  • Raw data quality control based on experimental platform and experiment type
  • Compilation of results and report preparation
  • Access to results on the CRI Data Portal

In addition to the raw data for analysis, each project requires certain metadata, for example the reference genome or experimental conditions. Please be prepared to share these metadata, in addition to the biological background for the experiment, in the initial consultation.

All consultations are free of charge. Please contact us to set up a consultation. Analysis with the CRI is expected to be a collaborative effort. The diagram below illustrates how projects with the CRI proceed, and gives a checklist of the steps required of both the researcher and the CRI before work can commencing.

Prior to beginning any work on a new project, the CRI will draw up a project plan describing the analysis steps to be performed, along with a timeline and budget for approval by the PI. At this point we will also need an RRC Account Number (RRCAN), Click here to learn how to create a RRC User Account and a RRCAN.