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BGI to Partner with European Research Institutes on Genomic Data Management

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Technological Top Institute of Green Genetics; Netherlands eScience Center; and the Netherlands Institute of Bioinformatics to work on challenges associated with managing, transporting, integrating, and analyzing genomic data.

Under the terms of the agreement, researchers from these institutions will encourage collaborative initiatives and community building around data management, infrastructure, and analysis within their respective programs as well as advocate the adoption and application of open source and open access initiatives.

They expect their efforts to lead to the development of shared services, infrastructure, and facilities that enable more sustainable and effective access to and understanding of genomic data.

In a statement, BGI President Jian Wang said that the partnership "should provide an example for researchers worldwide on the importance and value of shared, sustainable data management and data manipulation in biological and medical studies."

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