Marine data consultancy

Do you have marine data, metadata and/or samples? Would you like to know how to use available data resources more widely?

Click here to try the configurator, now*! Or contact us


*Since the completion of the EMBRIC project, we no longer operate the EMBRIC Configurator Service. However, we encourage that would-be users continue to complete the online form (see link above). While we will be unable to offer the Configurator Service, we will endeavour to route users to the most  appropriate ELIXIR resources for their studies. We will also continue to build our understanding of ongoing community requirements for a future service such as the Configurator.

During the term of the EMBRIC project (June 2015 to May 2019) we offered a free data management consultancy service to assist marine scientists with their needs around blue biotechnology and biomolecular work. The Configurator provided free consultancy on data management, analysis, curation, standards and cloud compute capacity, specific to each client’s needs. All that was required was to fill in the online Configurator form with contact details; the Configurator team would then  be in contact for any clarifications. The consultancy included:

  • Data management
  • Data analysis
  • Data QC & curation
  • Standards & compliance
  • Cloud compute
  • Assistance with set-up
  • Networking


Here is a diagram representing the Configurator workflow

Data management consultancy workflow



The Configurator’s greatest strength is the client specificity provided– we ensure that the infrastructure elements are expertly selected for specific cases and “configured” in a way that serves the client’s needs most effectively.


Thanks to the expertise of the team, we are able to offer a broad range of consultancies, networking, bioinformatics and marine services through our internal consultants assisted by external experts enabling us to provide an efficient service to clients.


As the Configuration is client-specific, we have provided tailored configurations to a number of clients from different backgrounds including experts from integrative marine ecology, Fisheries and Protection of waters aquaculture and other blue-technology areas. Here some institutes of previous Configurator cases:



Do you think the Configurator consultancy may suit your needs? Send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Feel free to contact the Configurator team


Please find the link below to the online submission form which will only take a couple of minutes to complete.



Click here to try the configurator, now! Or contact us



Configurator flyer

Offline request form