Open Source at NIBR

The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is pioneering new informatics tools for drug discovery. We believe in the power of open-sourced, global collaboration for the greater good. Join us to help patients worldwide. Read about the work we do.



Habitat - Where files live. A simple and yet powerful self-contained object storage management system.

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A universal remote control for data.

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A web-based application for managing ontologies and assigning synonyms to ontology terms.

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A toolkit for DNA and RNA-Seq processing steps.

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Yet Another Pipeline

YAP allows researchers to quickly build high throughput big data pipelines without extensive knowledge of parallel programming.

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A collection of cheminformatics and machine-learning software written in C++ and Python.

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GridVar is a jQuery plugin that visualizes multi-dimensional datasets as layers organized in a row-column format.

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HPC in the cloud: Accelerating drug discovery

Learn how Novartis compressed 39 years of computational chemistry into 9 hours with AWS.

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Robots Speed Drug Discovery

See how robots are used to screen 1.6 million candidate compounds against potential drug targets.

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Interested in working for NIBR Engineering?

At NIBR, you’ll be at the forefront of technology – helping to shape it, develop it, and make it impactful. Partnering with scientists, our engineers create cutting-edge, state-of-the-art solutions that accelerate drug discovery and ultimately improve patients’ lives.

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