• ELIXIR Innovation and SME Forum
    Data-Driven Innova on In Rare Diseases and Personalised Medecine

    Learn more

  • IFB Cloud Infrastructure
    From Big Data to Big Insights. Cloud for collaborative
    and reproducible data life science.

    Learn more

  • 36 Bioinformatics platforms
    IFB consolidates French National centres,
    services and bioinformatic resources into one Federation.

    Learn more

  • Bioinformatics Training
    IFB offers training in bioinformatics for
    biomedical and life sciences researchers

    Learn more


Welcome to the French Institute of Bioinformatics.

The French Institute of Bioinformatics (referred to as IFB hereafter) is a national service infrastructure in bioinformatics that was created following the call for proposals, “National Infrastructures in Biology and Health”, of the “Investments for the Future” initiative (ANR-11-INBS-0013).
This project gathers together the bioinformatics platforms of the main French research organizations, CNRS, INRA, INRIA, CEA and INSERM, as well as CIRAD, the Pasteur and Curie Institutes, and the French universities. There are currently 30 platforms grouped into six regional centers that span the whole of France.
IFB's principal mission is to provide basic services and resources in bioinformatics for scientists and engineers working in the life sciences.
IFB is the French node of the European research infrastructure, ELIXIR.
IFB's partners in the French Bioinformatics community are the French Society of Bioinformatics (SFBI) and the CNRS network for Bioinformatics research (GdR BIM). A list of French laboratories having a Bioinformatics activity is available here.


  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Elearning - Metagenomics

    The 2016 summer school in metagenomics videos are available for free. Check them out to learn more about metagenomics.

    Metagenomics School
  • Supports de formations

    Uns nouvelle section "Training Materials" disponible sous l'onglet "Formation" vous permet maintenant d'importer vos supports de formations ou de fournir un lien vers ceux-ci. Ces supports seront utilisés pour compléter le portail de formation TESS du projet Elixir.

    Training Materials
  • Monday, May 30, 2016

    E-learning NGS CBiB

    Le projet d'e-learning organisé par le CBiB, France génomique et l'IFB fête son ouverture. Venez découvrir nos videos de formation sur le thème des NGS (RNA-Seq et Génomes complets).

    E-learning - Atelier NGS
  • Tuto editeurs de PF

    Un tutoriel à destination des éditeurs de plateformes vient d'être publié. Vous y apprendrez à utiliser le formulaire d'édition de votre plateforme afin de remplir efficacement vos données et utiliser les outils mit à votre disposition

    Consulter le tutoriel

Data sampling from our registry

Tools sampling from our registry