The iPlant Collaborative: Cyberinfrastructure for Enabling Data to Discovery for the Life Sciences

Nirav C Merchant, Eric H Lyons, Stephen A Goff, Matthew Vaughn, Doreen Ware, David Micklos, Parker B Antin

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The iPlant Collaborative provides life science research communities access to comprehensive, scalable, and cohesive computational infrastructure for data management; identity management; collaboration tools; and cloud, high-performance, high-throughput computing. iPlant provides training, learning material, and best practice resources to help all researchers make the best use of their data, expand their computational skill set, and effectively manage their data and computation when working as distributed teams. iPlant’s platform permits researchers to easily deposit and share their data and deploy new computational tools and analysis workflows, allowing the broader community to easily use and reuse those data and computational analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere1002342
JournalPLoS Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 11 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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