The European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) has a long-standing mission to collect, organise and make available databases for biomolecular science. It makes available a collection of databases along with tools to search, download and analyse their content. These databases include DNA and protein sequences and structures, genome annotation, gene expression information, molecular interactions and pathways. Connected to these are linking and descriptive data resources such as protein motifs, ontologies and many others. In many of these efforts, the EBI is a European node in global data-sharing agreements involving, for example, the USA and Japan.
As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL, the largest part of our funding comes from the governments of EMBL's 20 member states. Other major funders include the European Commission, Wellcome Trust, US National Institutes of Health, UK Research Councils, our industry partners. In addition, the Wellcome Trust generously provides the facilities for the EMBL-EBI on its Genome Campus at Hinxton, and the UK Research Councils have also provided funds for our facilities in Hinxton.