Genomic Database Construction

A strength of CUGI bioinfomatics is in the area of construction and management of online genomic databases.

CUGI has participated in the construction of several databases including the Genome Database for Rosaceae (, The Cotton Marker Database (, The Marine Genomics Database (, the Fagaceae Genome Web (, and other private databases. CUGI develops and provides a free open-source tool named Tripal that allows for easy construction of an online interface for a genomic database. This software is built off of popular open-source tools such as Drupal and the GMOD chado database schema.

Construction of a customized genomic database can be performed by CUGI and includes site installation and hosting at CUGI or at a remote location. Bulk data entry, feature analysis, and in-silico functional and structural annotation can be performed for the data provided.

All bioinformatic services are charged at an hourly rate, and rates are constructed to recover costs for equipment, service contracts and labor, and do not reflect labor alone. Please contact CUGI for an exact quote for a project.

Clemson or Federal Agency: $110.00, per hour
Non-profit or Academic: $115.00, per hour
Commercial: $175.00, per hour