Integrative genomic analysis by interoperation of bioinformatics tools in GenomeSpace

Nat Methods. 2016 Mar;13(3):245-247. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3732. Epub 2016 Jan 18.


Complex biomedical analyses require the use of multiple software tools in concert and remain challenging for much of the biomedical research community. We introduce GenomeSpace (, a cloud-based, cooperative community resource that currently supports the streamlined interaction of 20 bioinformatics tools and data resources. To facilitate integrative analysis by non-programmers, it offers a growing set of 'recipes', short workflows to guide investigators through high-utility analysis tasks.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Chromosome Mapping / methods*
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Data Mining
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome, Human / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Software*
  • Systems Integration