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Dieter Bulach is well known in the microbial genomics community and works at both the VLSCI and the Peter Doherty Institute in Melbourne, Australia, on a range of important public health projects. He has just been appointed as the EMBL-ABR Activity Lead for Prokaryotes Bioinformatics. In this interview, Dieter identifies the growing role for bioinformaticians as not only collaborating with researchers to analyse data, but to lead the evolution of standards and systems to maximise the accessibility of the data once it has been published, for the wider research community. That just about sums up what EMBL-ABR is trying to achieve and why he has taken on this role.