Foundational Services

BICF foundational services include curated databases, software pipelines, educational programs, and helpdesk consults. These services are offered to the research community at any time and as needed. These foundational services are available whether or not an entity has formally engaged the BICF.

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Curated Databases

There is an increasing number of cancer research resources available in public repositories such as Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA); however, appropriate use of these resources remains a challenge for the research community.

Public resources are often scattered, organized in different formats with various quality, and usually require specialized expertise to process. To solve these problems, the BICF will develop a centralized infrastructure with professionally curated and processed public datasets and intuitive-to-use tools.

Software Pipelines

The Bioinformatics Core Facility specializes in NGS data analysis providing collaborators front to end support from experimental design, data quality assessment, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.

Educational Programs

BICF’s mission is to raise awareness and competence in data analysis issues. As part of this mission, we provide the Bioinformatics Fellows Program and a tiered program of educational offerings.

Help Desk Consults

To schedule a help desk consultation please contact BICF Help Desk

Please see Resources for tools that are made available to both the public and the UTSW research community.