The NBIC programme consists of three elements: Research (BioRange), Support (BioAssist) and Education (BioWise). In addition NBICommons is the outlet of NBIC products to the international community.
BioRange: Cutting edge bioinformatics research for progress in life sciences
The NBIC BioRange programme is where biology, mathematics and computer science come together in a collection of research projects that address biological questions through the development of new methods, software and databases.
BioAssist: Community-based bioinformatics support in an e-bioscience environment.
Biologist and (bio)informaticians work together in the NBIC BioAssist programme on the development and maintenance of various support platforms. The focus is on sharing and re-using databases, tools and facilities. BioAssist has access to the advanced Dutch e-science research infrastructure that has been built by organisations such as BiGGrid, SURF, NCF, SARA and VL-e.
BioWise: Educating current and next generations of bioinformaticians
NBIC's Education programme, BioWise, offers bioinformatics courses for all levels. From introductory practicals for high school pupils to advanced courses for PhD students through the NBIC PhD School.
NBICommons (Dissemination & Exploitation)
NBICommons - NBIC's dissemination and exploitation programme - is the outlet of NBIC products to the international community.