West-Life: A Virtual Research Environment for structural biology

J Struct Biol X. 2019 Feb 26;1:100006. doi: 10.1016/j.yjsbx.2019.100006. eCollection 2019 Jan-Mar.


The West-Life project (https://about.west-life.eu/) is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission to provide data processing and data management services for the international community of structural biologists, and in particular to support integrative experimental approaches within the field of structural biology. It has developed enhancements to existing web services for structure solution and analysis, created new pipelines to link these services into more complex higher-level workflows, and added new data management facilities. Through this work it has striven to make the benefits of European e-Infrastructures more accessible to life-science researchers in general and structural biologists in particular.

Keywords: Cloud computing; Data management; Grid computing; Structural biology; Virtual Research Environment.