The Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core (HBC) offers consultations on basic questions in research computing, bioinformatics, and computational biology during the initial stages of study design and grant proposals as well as for ongoing, funded studies requiring external expertise.
Core staff support researchers within the Harvard community throughout the scientific life cycle, on issues such as:
● experimental design and methods development
● grant support and development of manuscripts
● data quality assessment and analysis
Provides assistance in the bioinformatic analysis of experimental data, with a focus on next-generation sequencing, including variant sequencing (exome and whole genome), RNA-seq (regular, splicing, small RNA, single cell) and epigenetic based (ChIP-seq and bisulfite sequencing).
Provides guidance and training on the selection and use of appropriate bioinformatic techniques and tools, including websites, databases, and software packages, by short courses, seminars and workshops.