University of Gothenburg

Access our services and support

We offer researchers a wide range of support in bioinformatics and statistics - from short term consultancy to long term project support, sequencing and training.

Research project consultancy


Every week we arrange a local zoom-in consultancy session. If you want to discuss your project, know what tool to use or what kind of analyses fit your data best, among others, join us!

         Every Thursday

         Where:                    Zoom room (click the link)

          Time:                       10.00 - 11:00


We offer you a one-hour consultation meeting free of charge. During this meeting, you can expect feedback about your project plan, guidance on how to best sequence and/or analyze your data as well as a discussion about how we can support you, among others.

To book a meeting, contact us via email:

Research support services

Sequencing: We manage the Illumina and Ion Torrent platforms and we provide sequencing for:

  • Whole genome sequencing
  • mRNA sequencing
  • Total RNA sequencing
  • Single cell sequencing (10x Genomics)
  • User-prepared libraries (pooled libraries) 

NGS access service: Perform your own analyses using our equipment:

  • DNA concentration measurements (Qubit)
  • Automated electrophoresis for DNA and RNA (Tapestation)
  • Fragmentation of DNA and chromatin (Covaris)
  • Sequencing (MiSeq and NextSeq)

Submit a sequencing request via our iLab page (Instructions under "Sequencing service request" to the right)

We offer a wide range of statistical and bioinformatics services that will be useful at various stages of your research project, from planning and project design to analyses and visualization.

An initial meeting is always free of charge. All subsequent work or scientific advice will be charged at 550 SEK per hour.

Submit a support request via our iLab page (Instructions under "Bioinformatics support request" to the right)

Training support


These are one-hour training sessions where we show you how to perform a specific analysis or method. We provide four hands-on sessions per year. Visit the Education and Training page for more detailed information.

Training on demand

We also can arrange workshops on demand. Submit a training request via our iLab page (Instructions under "Training request" to the right)

PhD Courses in Bioinformatics

We offer PhD courses free of charge for national and international PhD students. Visit the Education and Training page for more detailed information.

     Not a PhD student? We offer the same content of the PhD courses as a workshop that runs simultaneously. To register submit a training request via our iLab page (Instructions under "Workshop registration" to the right)

Master Course in Bioinformatics

We offer one masters course during the autumn. Visit the Education and Training page for more detailed information.

Acknowledging our contributions to your research

If you are presenting the results from any of the provided analysis in a paper, at a workshop or a conference, we require you to acknowledge our service/support.

We encourage our staff to be co-authors when it is merited in accordance with the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) guidelines on authorship.

For sequencing services

  • If only sequencing services were provided, include the following under the Acknowledgements section:

    The authors would like to acknowledge Clinical Genomics Gothenburg, Science for Life Laboratory, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and Center for Medical Genomics, Department of Clinical Genetic and Genomics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden, for providing sequencing and bioinformatic assistance.
  • If a method was developed or modified to your needs during our sequencing services, include the expert(s) responsible for the development as a co-author:

    Expert’s_name, Clinical Genomics Gothenburg, SciLifeLab

For bioinformatics and statistical support

  • If co-authorship applies, include the expert(s) responsible as follows:

    BDC_expert’s_name, Bioinformatics and Data Centre, Core Facilities, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Clinical Genomics Gothenburg, SciLifeLab
  • In other cases, include the name of the expert that handled your project under the Acknowledgments section, for example:

    We thank BDC_expert’s_name from the Bioinformatics and Data Centre at the Sahlgrenska Academy and Clinical Genomics Gothenburg at SciLifeLab for statistical/bioinformatics support/analyses

Publications enable us to apply for more funds to keep a subsidized price therefore, we require you to inform us when your paper is accepted for publication by sending an e-mail to or the corresponding expert.

BDC will always charge you for the analyses, and the price of these analyses is not related to the discussion about authorship