The quantity of data generated by the life sciences has grown exponentially over the years, and needs to be stored and processed. Researchers also need help in interpreting their data. Core facilities centralize research resources, and provide tools, technologies, services and expert consultation to this end.

SIB coordinates 12 competence centres and core facilities, in all the major Swiss academic institutions.

At SIB, several groups are working on the topic Core facility and competence centre as their main field of activity: