GigaScience aims to revolutionize data dissemination, organization, understanding, and use. An online open-access open-data journal, we publish 'big-data' studies from the entire spectrum of life and biomedical sciences. To achieve our goals, the journal has a novel publication format: one that links standard manuscript publication with an extensive database that hosts all associated data and provides data analysis tools and cloud-computing resources.
Our scope covers not just 'omic' type data and the fields of high-throughput biology currently serviced by large public repositories, but also the growing range of more difficult-to-access data, such as imaging, neuroscience, ecology, cohort data, systems biology and other new types of large-scale sharable data.
Due to the increasing number of microbial community samples, new tools are needed for describing this data. EMPeror is a versatile open source tool that allows rapid exploratory investigations of 3D visualizations of microbial community data
We present a bioinformatics 101 guide to using command line software to improve uptake, usability and quality of software tools
GigaScience and Pensoft present a new holistic approach in taxonomic description of a new species of centipede combining transcriptomic, DNA barcoding, and micro-CT imaging data
The integration and comparison of images from patients can yield useful information for medicine and research. Reviewed here are ontology and image-processing based methods in anatomical space mapping and their challenges
Assemblathon 2 is the largest systematic assessment of how the process of genome assembly is carried out, with 21 participating teams submitting 43 entries based on data from 3 different genomes
There are currently no article processing charges (APCs) for articles published in GigaScience due to generous support from the BGI.
BGI was founded in Beijing in 1999 with the mission of supporting scientific and technological development, building strong research teams, and promoting international partnerships. Now the worlds largest genomics organization, in 2007, BGI relocated to Shenzhen as the first citizen-managed, non-profit research institution in China. To further its goals of making scientific information broadly accessible, BGI, in collaboration with BioMed Central, is now contributing to scientific communication by publishing the open-access international research journal GigaScience and hosting its integrated database GigaDB.
- 27 November 2013
- Moving pictures of the Microbiome in GigaScience
- 18 November 2013
- Calling all papers for the Automated Function Prediction series
- 05 November 2013
- A GigaGathering at ICG8 in the era of big data and crowdsourcing