ELIXIR Norway is coordinated by the University of Bergen and includes the University of Oslo, the University of Tromsø, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences at Ås. The Research Council of Norway supports the Node primarily through its programme for research infrastructure. The Node builds on a national bioinformatics technology platform collaboration, which started in 2003 and the partners in the Node continues the operation of a national technology platform offering consultancy and services on a broad basis. The Norwegian Node offers ELIXIR services within the thematic areas of marine genomics and human medicine as well as e-infrastructure deliverables including standards development and support.
The Node is developing and offering NeLS, the Norwegian e-infrastructure for life sciences. This is tightly coupled with and benefits from generic e-infrastructures in Norway. NeLS contains several integrated packages geared towards genome scale analyses, provision of web services based solutions, and related toolboxes, and will integrate with secure storage solutions, enabling handling of sensitive data, e.g. human re-sequencing data. Thus, the infrastructure provides subsystems and underpinnings for analysis of high-throughput sequencing data.
META-pipe is a complete workflow for the analysis of metagenomic data. It includes tool for the assembly of high-throughput sequence data, functional annotation of predicted genes and taxonomic profiling of the sample data. Meta-Pipe will make use of the reference database for marine organisms which is under development through the Excellerate project.
The genomic hyperbrowser is a robust software system for comparative analysis of sequence-level genomic data, enabling integrative systems biology, at the intersection of genomics, computational science and statistics.
LiceBase is a database for sea lice genomics. LiceBase provides the genome annotation of the Atlantic salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis, a genome browser, Blast functionality and access to related high-thoughput genomics data.