Computational Services and Bioinformatics Facility (CSBF)
The Computational Services and Bioinformatics Facility (CSBF) provides computer software support for more than 5,000 researchers in over 300 different research labs and 36 different departments at Stanford University. Both commercial and public domain software for sequence analysis, molecular modeling, and mathematical and statistical analysis are available at this facility. The expertise of the staff is available to aid researchers in experimental design and data analysis.
In addition to providing a full range of popular software programs like Microsoft and Adobe products, the facility offers software in a range of categories (see below):
Software & Services
DNAstar, SnapGene, MacVector, Sequencher, Geneious, CLCBio
Tripos Sybyl, Gaussian, Schrodinger, Accelrys Discovery Suite
GeneSpring, Partek, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis
Geneious Server, Golden Helix, Partek Flow
MySQL, Oracle, FileMaker, EndNote
Statistical & Mathematical Analysis
SPSS, Matlab, Mathematical, GraphPad
Volocity, Imaris, Metamorph
Gel Electrophoresis Imaging
These software packages are repackaged by the CSBF so they can be easily downloaded from the facility’s website and installed, already configured for use within the Stanford network. Many of these software packages can be used from off-campus and special licensing arrangements can be made so that the software will still work even when not connected to a network. This means that Stanford researchers have access to the software they need no matter where they may be.
A full list of the software offered by the CSBF can be found on the facility’s website.