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Scalable, Secure Storage of Biobank Data

Objective

BiobankCloud - your PaaS for Biobanking

The storage infrastructure for human biological material is generally known as a biobank. One of the main tenets of biobanking is the digitization of our genomic information for its archival and analysis. That is, in the future, vast amounts of genomic data will be derived from biomaterials stored in biobanks. The scale of the storage requirements for genomic data is huge - a single human genome amounts to coping with the analysis of three billion base pairs. In addition to the storage of genomic data, its analysis will require both massive parallel computing infrastructure and data-intensive computing tools and services to perform analyses in reasonable time. As of 2013, a huge wave of big data is approaching, driven by the decreasing cost of sequencing genomic data, which has been halving every 4 months since 2004. Biobanks store and catalogue human biological material, but they are not prepared to handle this wave of data - there is a biobank bottleneck.

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Coordinator Contact

Jim DOWLING (Dr.)

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Address

Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 540 008

Administrative Contact

Rita Fjällendahl (Mrs.)

Participants (5)

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HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 405 561

CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 375 851

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 249 507

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 387 438

FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 121 635

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 317871

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2012

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 750 188

  • EU contribution

    € 2 080 000

Coordinated by:

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden