In light of the rapidly increasing need for competent analysis of high-dimensional and multi-modal data sets, the BICF:
- provides access to state of the art high-performance computing and software infrastructure for both end-users of bioformatics tools and tool developers;
- tailors support to unique demands of particular projects via several support modalities;
- offers educational programs that train users at all levels of expertise; and
- functions as the conduit between bioinformatics research programs and the clinical and basic science research community at UTSW, including access to UTSW proprietary and public databases and standardized software pipelines.
Supported by grants and gifts from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, National Cancer Institute and the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, BICF features a multidisciplinary team of personnel with expertise in bioinformatics, statistics, computer sciences, statistical genetics and genomics, database development and data management.
The BICF Overview document summarizes how research teams interact with the Bioinformatics Core Facility (BICF), how the BICF operates, and delineates high-level expectations before, during, and at the close of projects. An understanding and adherence to these expectations allows for a successful launch of the BICF into the UTSW research community and allow the BICF to support researchers into the future as a self-sustained entity.
We look forward to working with you.