Nephele aims to develop a better understanding of how the cloud can be utilized for the storage, management, and analysis of biomedical data, and to investigate the possibility of the cloud as a long-term computing solution for other research domains as well.
To achieve this goal, Nephele is built and managed by an interdisciplinary group of software developers, bioinformatics specialists, analysts, and project managers from the Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch of the NIAID Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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The Nephele project has been supported a governing body from NIAID and NHGRI who have brought leadership and guidance to the project since its inception.
Past Nephele team members also significantly contributed to the project.
Nephele is an example of NIH's commitment to address the challenges of big data analysis and capitalizes on the significant computing infrastructure of Amazon Web Services to create new opportunities in biomedical research.
A multidisciplinary group of microbiome researchers and genomics data analysis developers from around the country have provided essential feedback throughout the planning and testing stages of the Nephele project.