This article has been corrected to more accurately reflect EBI's 2009 funding when including money it received for the ELIXR project, as well as the stage of development of that project.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Bioinformatics Institute finished 2009 with a decline in overall funding paced by a 20 percent slide in external funding — as well as with improvements in its storage capacity and computing power, an increase in staff, and growing demand for its services, according to its recently-released Annual Scientific Report 2009.

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