Academic Cloud:
Summary:The CLIMB project (Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics) develops and deploys a world leading cyber-infrastructure for microbial bioinformatics; providing free cloud-based compute, storage, and analysis tools for academic microbiologists in the UK.


  • To register for a CLIMB group account, you must:
    1. Be a UK academic or public sector worker working on microbial genomics
    1. Run your own research group (i.e. be a principal investigator)
    1. Have a (or or email account)
    1. Agree to our service terms and conditions
  • The project is supported by three world class Medical Research Fellows, a comprehensive training program and two newly refurbished Bioinformatics facilities in both Warwick and Swansea.
  • The Galaxy component of CLIMB is based on GVL. CloudBridge, and CloudMan infrastructure.

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    • The CLIMB project is a collaboration between Warwick, Birmingham, Cardiff and Swansea Universities.
    • CLIMB is funded by the UK’s Medical Research Council.