Bracing for the Flood

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Sometimes a research project can be so large in scope that other initiatives must be set up just to make sure the goals of the first one are achieved. Such is the case with the Human Microbiome Project, an international effort launched by the National Institutes of Health Roadmap for Medical Research that aims to provide a comprehensive resource for the characterization of the human microbiota and its role in human health and disease. The folks behind the HMP knew that in order to manage all the data coming from sites spread across the globe, a centralized data repository would be needed.

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