OrbitSeq is a digital platform that empowers life sciences researchers to browse, upload, and analyze datasets, and easily collaborate with each other to bring science closer together and speed up the pace of discovery.
Scientific research generates lots of data, but most experimental results are housed in incompatible formats on individual researchers’ devices or cloud-based storage accounts. The large size of many raw datasets makes it impractical to send them to collaborators directly, so many researchers create, export, and share the results of experiments using a variety of software tools that are difficult to use and do not interface with each other. In addition to slowing down the pace of research and collaboration, this lack of coordination makes it very challenging for the investigators in larger labs to maintain a high-level view of all the experiments taking place under their umbrella, which complicates the grant application and reporting process.
OrbitSeq is a digital platform developed as part of the Wyss Institute’s Predictive BioAnalytics Initiative that combines the intuitive design of popular project management apps with native biological data storage and analysis, all within a collaborative environment that makes it easy for researchers to upload, analyze, annotate, and keep track of experiments. OrbitSeq’s simple drag-and-drop interface allows scientists to quickly generate plots from their low- or high-throughput assay data, and includes access to thousands of publicly available datasets for easy comparison. It also interfaces directly with bioinformatics services and next-generation sequencing core data, eliminating the need for large data transfer systems and other common obstacles in the path of scientific discovery and innovation.