The Bioinformatics Core Facility (BCF) provides specialized network and computing resources (both hardware and software), as well as support and training in experimental design, biostatistics, data analysis, and data management for researchers and investigators. The BCF offers the specialized tools and knowledge required for cutting-edge research, bringing together information technology with the life sciences.
The BCF impacts the patient care that we deliver by assisting researchers in their work to find underlying mechanisms and causes of human disease. This research may lead to new methods of treatment and diagnosis.
Current Research Group
H. Timothy Bunnell, PhD, Director
Jobayer Hossain, PhD, Biostatistician
Suzanne M. McCahan, PhD, Assistant Research Scientist
Christopher Pennington, MS, Unix Systems and Database Manager
Bilal Bayindir, BS, Graduate Assistant
The Bioinformatics Core Facility (BCF) provides specialized network and computing resources (both hardware and software), as well as support and training in experimental design, biostatistics, data analysis, and data management for researchers and investigators.
Data storage and manipulation
Access to computer hardware and software
Special purpose programming
Nemours Biomedical Research Statistics Course — This course is designed to teach participants about data analysis and the use of statistical methods in clinical research. Participants are expected to gain experience in designing clinical studies, data analysis, presentation, and interpretation of statistical analysis.
We have developed and continue to maintain several web applications including:
the Biosafety Database
NED (Nemours Experimental Database, an electronic lab notebook)
Symposia registration and tracking
Externally designed and internally maintained web applications hosted by the BCF include:
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture from the REDCap Consortium — a secure web application that allows users to build and manage online surveys and databases for a variety of purposes including basic, clinical, translational and behavioral research, repositories, and operational support)
i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside)
Drupal (a web content management system)