The European Bioinformatics Institute, part of EMBL, develops and operates databases providing life scientists with freely available data from experiments covering the full spectrum of molecular biology, and applications including medicine, agriculture and biotechnology.
Understanding how genetics affects the health of humans, plants and animals is essential to advances in disease prevention, food security and biodiversity. We collaborate with scientists and engineers all over the world, and provide the infrastructure needed to share data openly in the life sciences.
We develop databases, tools and software that make it possible to align, verify and visualise the diverse data produced in publicly funded research, and make that information freely available to all. But tracking and measuring the impact of these efforts can be a challenge.
Here, we provide examples of how our users in different sectors perceive our value to their work, and report on how we meet the needs of researchers throughout the world.