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.

Our Vision

Learn more about...

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


Hacking AMR 2019: last places available!

by Lisa Marchioretto | Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Welcome to Hacking AMR 2019! Finding digital solutions to fight Antimicrobial Resistance is the theme for this special international JPIAMR … Read More… Hacking AMR 2019: last places available!


Microbial Data Analysis Workshop

by Lisa Marchioretto | Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

This Bioinformatics Hands-on Workshop on the MRC Cloud Infrastructure for Micorbial Bioinformatics is hosted by Leena Kerr and Jennifer Pratscher from the Heriot-Watt … Read More… Microbial Data Analysis Workshop