Simplicity is a bespoke bioinformatics management system that allows biologists to manage and analyse information generated from large scale ‘omic’ projects, facilitating quick transition from ‘project-to-publication’ or ‘lab-to-licence’. The authors engaged with over 120 professional researchers across the spectrum of biological sciences (using a qualitative analysis based approach involving both focus groups and online surveys) to develop a software framework that meets academic and industry demands. Simplicity has been developed as a cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, allowing for rapid deployment of extended features in response to increasing user needs.
The software is currently in development to meet the needs of Next Generation Sequencing projects (NGS) where detection of SNP's (single nucleotide polymorphism) and Indels (INsertion/DELetion) are of great interest to researchers investigating differences between members of a biological species.
ClouDx-I researchers contributed to the paper.