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EU Awards European Bioinformatics Network 8.3M Euros to Improve Access to Databases

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (GenomeWeb News) - A consortium of European bioinformaticists has received an €8.3 million ($10.8 million) grant from the European Union to improve access to bioinformatics databases, the European Bioinformatics Institute said today.


The group, called Embrace Network of Excellence, comprises 17 institutes in 10 European countries and in Israel and is headed by Graham Cameron, the EBI's associate director. The consortium plans to create a data grid that will provide standardized access to bioinformatics databases.


Besides EBI, the network involves institutes in Germany, Italy, the UK, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Israel, Denmark, Spain, Finland, and The Netherlands.

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