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Swansea University
The University of Warwick
Cardiff University
University of Birmingham

About Us

The CLIMB project (Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics) is a collaboration between Warwick, Birmingham, Cardiff and Swansea Universities to develop and deploy a world leading cyber-infrastructure for microbial bioinformatics; providing free cloud-based compute, storage, and analysis tools for academic microbiologists in the UK.

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.

CLIMB is funded by the UK’s Medical Research Council.

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Using Climb

How to register for an account, launching and accessing virtual machines

System Highlights

Processing power, storage and memory capacity

System Specifics

What hardware we use to power and run the system

Latest News


MRC CLIMB workshop at the MRC Unit, Gambia

by Ben Pascoe | Monday, February 20th, 2017

Mark Pallen, Ben Pascoe and Maciej Filocha have returned from a successful MRC CLIMB workshop in the Gambia. The two-day … Read More… MRC CLIMB workshop at the MRC Unit, Gambia


Developing Pipelines For Bacterial Evolutionary Genomics

by Isabel Dodd | Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

CLIMB will be running a workshop on ‘Developing Pipelines For Bacterial Evolutionary GenomicsĀ ‘ at Bath University on 24th February 2017. … Read More… Developing Pipelines For Bacterial Evolutionary Genomics