CLC bio and VIB Agree on an Academic Regional Site License
News Feb 09, 2012
The software will be used across academic institutions in the Flanders region in Belgium, including Universiteit Gent, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Antwerp, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Herwig Van Marck, Manager of BITS, the facility that manages a portfolio of up-to-date bioinformatics software for scientists at VIB, states, "Bioinformatics is central to almost all areas of life sciences research today, so our researchers need access to the best and most innovative tools. When CLC bio added multisite gateway cloning to their suite, it was a straightforward decision to select this package for sequence data analysis."
Director of Communications at CLC bio, Lasse Gorlitz, continues, "With the whole life science field moving rapidly towards adopting DNA sequence analysis for a wide range of purposes, this is an important investment in biomolecular research for both the Flanders region and all of Belgium. VIB selecting to provide their researchers and students with access to cutting-edge and user-friendly bioinformatics tools, emphasizes VIB's commitment to spearheading life science research!"
Scientists want access to data collected by others for their research, but such access could also compromise personal privacy, even after removal of so-called personally identifiable data. Now, statisticians are developing synthetic networks that may increase the availability of some data while still protecting individual or institutional privacy.