Big data

With our increasing capabilities in research techniques and tools comes an inevitable increase in the amount of data and the complexity of datasets. This in turn brings about the need for new advances, in terms of data handling, storage, management and visualization. There is now a wealth of software being made available to aid scientists with these processes.

In this In Focus, we will explore the key advances for life science researchers in terms of Big data, the impact of open databases during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the latest challenges being tackled through the use of Big data.