Bioinformatics

Our mission is to remove barriers in the analysis of genomic data by providing bioinformatics support to the VCU community. We help researchers focus on biological interpretation without worrying about the technical expertise needed to process and store genomic data. Whether you are considering a new project and need some advice, or you already have a pile of data you need to make sense of, Wright Center bioinformatics experts are here to assist you at every stage of the process, from experimental design through publication and beyond, with extended participation in funded research grants.

Bioinformatics Services

The Wright Center offers a range of bioinformatics services for genomic data, including:

  • Free consultations
  • Data analysis, visualization and interpretation
  • Access to protected and public genomic data from online databases
  • Grant/proposal and manuscript writing
  • Long-term research support for funded grants

See our Bioinformatics Services.pdf for more details.

Bioinformatics Education and Resources

We offer complementary short courses on a variety of bioinformatics and translational informatics topics, and offer a Certificate of Completion for some courses. Seminar and course recordings can be accessed through our Kaltura channel. For more information and a list of current and past offerings please visit the Wright Center Bioinformatics RAMPage. For advanced notification of new course offerings, subscribe to the bioinformatics mailing list by sending an email to cctrbioinfo@vcu.edu that includes your name and the email address you would like on the list.

Authorship

The Wright Center bioinformatics staff requests co-authorship, and will assist with manuscript preparation, if staff members have developed tools, algorithms, pipelines, participated in experiment design planning, or have contributed substantially to a biological question addressed in a manuscript. We ask that, at minimum, you acknowledge us in publications to which we have contributed routine analysis, data management or conversion, or data submission services and that you cite the CTSA grant number (UL1TR002649) accordingly.

Publications From VCU Collaborations

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Cite & Submit: UL1TR002649

Publications supported by the Wright Center must cite the CTSA Grant number (UL1TR002649) and comply with the NIH Public Access Policy. We rely on these citations as a critical performance measure when reporting annual productivity to the NIH.