National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC): Through its partnership with NERSC and the DOE Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the JGI has unique access to both expertise and infrastructure to facilitate these efforts. Particular areas of emphasis will be the development of tools and infrastructure for microbiome data science, and the development of new informatics tools specifically optimized for high-performance computing environments.
DOE System Biology Knowledgebase (KBase): KBase is a critical partner in enabling systems biology analyses, such as metabolic modeling, that go well beyond genome annotation and analysis. The JGI and KBase seek to enable users to seamlessly access and analyze data on scales ranging from single genes and individual genomes to metagenomes to systems-level modeling and understanding. JGI and KBase are designated DOE Office of Science Public Reusable Research (PuRe) Data Resources are authoritative providers of data or capabilities in their respective subject area. Learn more here.
National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC): In 2017, a stakeholder workshop involving JGI leadership and hosted by the American Society for Microbiology brought together representatives from academia, industry, government, and philanthropic funding agencies to conceptualize the National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC). These efforts serve as the foundation of a community-driven national effort aimed to develop standards, processes, and infrastructure for an integrated microbiome data ecosystem.