About Us

The CLIMB project (Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics) is a collaboration between Warwick, Birmingham, Cardiff, Swansea, Bath and Leicester Universities and The Quadram Institute Bioscience 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


Introduction to Microbial Bioinformatics

by Lisa Marchioretto | Monday, October 8th, 2018

A QUB and CLIMB joint workshop A one-day workshop, including an introduction to the command line and cloud computing plus … Read More… Introduction to Microbial Bioinformatics


All CLIMB VMs will be shelved on 28th August

by Lisa Marchioretto | Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

As we need to release enough capacity on CLIMB to allow new and existing users to launch new VMs over … Read More… All CLIMB VMs will be shelved on 28th August