Tools and data services registry: a community effort to document bioinformatics resources.

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Tools and data services registry: a community effort to document bioinformatics resources.
Journal
Nucleic Acids Research
Author(s)
Ison J., Rapacki K., Ménager H., Kalaš M., Rydza E., Chmura P., Anthon C., Beard N., Berka K., Bolser D., Booth T., Bretaudeau A., Brezovsky J., Casadio R., Cesareni G., Coppens F., Cornell M., Cuccuru G., Davidsen K., Vedova G.D., Dogan T., Doppelt-Azeroual O., Emery L., Gasteiger E., Gatter T., Goldberg T., Grosjean M., Grüning B., Helmer-Citterich M., Ienasescu H., Ioannidis V., Jespersen M.C., Jimenez R., Juty N., Juvan P., Koch M., Laibe C., Li J.W., Licata L., Mareuil F., Mičetić I., Friborg R.M., Moretti S., Morris C., Möller S., Nenadic A., Peterson H., Profiti G., Rice P., Romano P., Roncaglia P., Saidi R., Schafferhans A., Schwämmle V., Smith C., Sperotto M.M., Stockinger H., Vařeková R.S., Tosatto S.C., de la Torre V., Uva P., Via A., Yachdav G., Zambelli F., Vriend G., Rost B., Parkinson H., Løngreen P., Brunak S.
ISSN
1362-4962 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0305-1048
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Volume
44
Number
D1
Pages
D38-D47
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Life sciences are yielding huge data sets that underpin scientific discoveries fundamental to improvement in human health, agriculture and the environment. In support of these discoveries, a plethora of databases and tools are deployed, in technically complex and diverse implementations, across a spectrum of scientific disciplines. The corpus of documentation of these resources is fragmented across the Web, with much redundancy, and has lacked a common standard of information. The outcome is that scientists must often struggle to find, understand, compare and use the best resources for the task at hand.Here we present a community-driven curation effort, supported by ELIXIR-the European infrastructure for biological information-that aspires to a comprehensive and consistent registry of information about bioinformatics resources. The sustainable upkeep of this Tools and Data Services Registry is assured by a curation effort driven by and tailored to local needs, and shared amongst a network of engaged partners.As of November 2015, the registry includes 1785 resources, with depositions from 126 individual registrations including 52 institutional providers and 74 individuals. With community support, the registry can become a standard for dissemination of information about bioinformatics resources: we welcome everyone to join us in this common endeavour. The registry is freely available at https://bio.tools.
Keywords
Computational Biology, Data Curation, Registries, Software
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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01/02/2016 14:09
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09/05/2019 0:01
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