A distributed infrastructure for life-science information
Marine Metagenomics Use Case
Marine metagenomics is the study of genetic material recovered directly from the sea. It is a new and rapidly expanding area of research, and there is a danger that data is produced faster than users are able to share, analyse and interpret it. There is an urgent need to create a data management infrastructure dedicated to marine research.
This Use Case aims develop a sustainable metagenomics infrastructure to enhance research and industrial innovation within the marine domain. It will provide a web based portal through which researchers can access a marine reference database. The database will be populated with data from the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), UniProt and other sources.
What the Use Case does
Develops and implement data standards for the marine domain.
Develops and implements databases specific to marine metagenomics.
Evaluates and implements tools and pipelines for metagenomics analyses.
Develops a search engine for the interrogation of marine metagenomics datasets.
Organises training workshops for end users.
How the Use Case is organised
The Marine Metagenomics Use Case work is carried out by Work Package 6 in the ELIXIR EXCELERATE project. The Work Package is led by Nils Peder Willassen (ELIXIR Norway) and Rob Finn (EMBL-EBI).