The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is a global leader in the storage, sharing and analysis of large datasets. EMBL-EBI helps researchers realise the potential of ‘big data’ in the life sciences by providing freely available data and bioinformatics services, conducting advanced research in computational biology, disseminating cutting-edge technologies to industry and training researchers at all levels. Located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, it is a non-profit, intergovernmental research organisation with 570 members of staff from 57 nations. www.ebi.ac.u