Tools accessible to all
There are three main tools in the e-BGO virtual research environment: 'Hubzero' for scientific collaboration, 'EMME' for metadata management and 'Galaxy' for data analysis.
EMME: contains the 'ISAtools' tool for the simplified management of experimental data, accessible to any biologist not experienced in bioinformatics. http://emme.genouest.org/
Galaxy: to analyze and share data. This tool is a great success because to date it has 152 users, more 40 000 jobs launched, and more 800 analysis tools. The use of Galaxy has resulted in the creation of the Group of Galaxy Users in the West (GUGGO) grouping 5 inter regional sites and proposing: meetings, training, developments ...
From "e-BGO" to "CeSGO"
The federative projects of Biogenouest are created to develop transdisciplinary projects serving the entire scientific community of life sciences and the environment. We can say that the e-BGO project has succeeded because the e-science initiative of the Biogenouest community is becoming a national project: the CeSGO. Funded by the CPER (project leaders: Olivier Collin and Jacques Nicolas / INRIA), the CeSGO will be the 1st French e-science center! In line with e-BGO, it will always be a live interface light project management and data analysis.
The scale of collaborations will also expand with national (IFB, Inria), European (European e-Science center, H2020, etc.) and international collaborations: with the Galaxy developer team coordinated by Dave Clements, and with the HUBzero team of developers coordinated by John Mc Lennan who proposes that the CeSGO represents the European node of HUBzero.
CeSGO will offer algorithm developments, resources (with training in use), virtual research environments dedicated to specific communities (bio-imaging, 'omic', etc.), new methods of participatory science ( Scitizen for citizen science and MMOS for the use of video games for data processing).
For more information, please contact us on www.cesgo.org