With a multidisciplinary team of scientists and technical staff, at Vital-IT we maintain a competency centre in bioinformatics and computational biology. Our infrastructure currently spreads across six institutions that maintain bio-technological platforms: SIB, the Universities of Geneva, Lausanne, Fribourg and Bern as well as EPFL. At Vital-IT we enable scientists to access state-of-the-art computational infrastructures (processing, storage and archiving) as well as expertise in data analysis and algorithmic development. We partner with scientists to build computational solutions facilitating their research or to transform their ideas into production-quality software. We support postgraduate education through training and workshops in coordination with SIB and institutional partners.