Figure 1.

Example of bioinformatic collaboration. Bioinformatic research collaboration scheme. This is a representation of a typical process in a bioinformatic study where different research units are involved. The left part of the scheme represents a loop with iterations that are usually cheaper (no consumables or expensive technologies involved) and more prone to be iterated over time in order to refine the analysis based on partial results. This loop represents a major challenge in terms of code maintainability.

Napolitano et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14:201   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-14-201
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