OpenCB provides advanced open-source software for the analysis of high-throughput genomic data. During the last years advances in high-throughput sequencing technologies are producing data at an unprecedented scale and bioinformatics encounter difficulties in storage and analysis of vast amounts of biological data. Biology has joined big data era and faces new challenges such as the storage, analysis, search, sharing and visualization of data that requir new solutions.
OpenCB is organized in three different subprojects according to which problem they try to solve, this organization also helps to the development of the software as each of these subprojects share the same programming language and computing technologies that allow to get the best performance in each of them. These subprojects are:
OpenCB is an open initiative of Computational Biology unit at Institute of Computational Medicine. All the projects under OpenCB are hosted at GitHub and release under GPLv2 license. All computational scientists, biologists, biostatisticians and bioinformaticians are encouraged to contribute with code, feedback or reporting issues.
So far OpenCB can be used to