IHEC’s major goal consists in providing high-resolution reference epigenome maps to the research community. These maps will integrate the various epigenetic layers of detailed DNA methylation, histone modification, nucleosome occupancy and corresponding coding and non- coding RNA expression in different normal and disease cell types. In addition to the provision of complete epigenomes IHEC promotes the rapid distribution of protocols and analytical tools for other scientists and projects to benefit and build on this new data.