QLUCORE: THE DIY BIOINFORMATICS SOFTWARE
The Qlucore Omics Explorer (QOE) includes many key features that most people use on a regular basis, and a great deal of time and effort is dedicated to testing and evaluating new functionality before making it available on the tool. Qlucore Omics Explorer delivers value in two ways: (i) by improving the speed of analysis by up to 50% by stimulating creativity to explore new ideas, and (ii) to discover new findings.
QOE handles various types of data with its platform-independent data import Wizard module. Examples of data include Gene expression (array and NGS), proteomics, metabolomics, methylation data, flow cytometry, qPCR etc. The latest version released in October 2017 includes a NGS module that has these additional features:
- Built-in variant caller
- Synchronized analysis of data in expression and genomic spaces
- User friendly project configuration of all included files (BAM, VCF, GTF, BED…)
- Integrated Genome browser with dynamic filtering of the content showed in the browser
Since Qlucore Omics Explorer is so easy to use, you don’t need to be an expert in analysis to use it. The current user base spans a broad range of professions, from bioinformaticians, biologists, statisticians and chemists to medical doctors, students and professors.
Installation requires administrative privileges on the computer.
Both Windows and Mac versions are available.
Free 7-day trial can be set up here: http://qlucore.com/evaluation
Software Access: Qlucore Omics Explorer is licensed by individual users but is eligible for 50% OSTR subsidy. Please obtain a quotation from Sara Strandberg (firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail)). Once a quotation is obtained, please submit a subsidy request for 50% support from OSTR. Please review information about STARS here: https://ostr.cancer.gov/STARS. Upon subsidy approval, the software must be purchased through the regular procurement system.
BTEP classes featuring QLUCORE
Software tools such as Partek share some of the features offered by Qlucore.