Bioinformatics support for investigators in the Department of Immunology takes many forms. These include teaching of general introductory courses, specific training and guidance on the use of data analysis software, statistical consulting, and the deployment and maintenance of software tools. Dedicated workstations are available for common use, loaded with advanced software and well-positioned for 'over-the-shoulder' guidance. Finally some larger collaborative projects together with department investigators can result in new methods developed for data analysis and visualization in a project-driven manner