Enabling Molecular Biology Research with High-speed Data Transfer

EMBL Deploys Aspera to Support Collaborative Research Effort with High-speed File Exchange


The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the world's leading research institutions and Europe's flagship laboratory for research in the life sciences. The lab uses public research funds from its member states to carry out research on a range of topics in molecular biology, from genetics to development and behavior.

Collaboration and interdisciplinarity are at the core of the EMBL ethos, and the institute strives to enable scientists to work closely between its five sites in four countries ± the main laboratory in Germany and outstations in France, Germany, Italy and the UK (EMBL-EBI) ± and with partners throughout Europe and beyond. 

EMBL relies on Aspera's patented FASP® high-speed transfer technology to facilitate collaboration through secure exchange of large research datasets between EMBL research units and globally dispersed partner organizations, including laboratories, hospitals, and academic institutes.

Whereas physical shipping methods could take several days, Aspera decreased delivery times to hours or even minutes, saving time and reducing costly shipping fees so EMBL can focus time and resources into new research projects. By simplifying and streamlining the file sharing process, Aspera promotes collaboration between geographically dispersed EMBL research units, labs, hospitals, academic institutes and other participating organizations around the world. 


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