Finding and sharing

new approaches to registries of databases and services for the biomedical sciences.

Damian Smedley, Paul Schofield, Chao Kung Chen, Vassilis Aidinis, Chrysanthi Ainali, Jonathan Bard, Rudi Balling, Ewan Birney, Andrew Blake, Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Anthony J. Brookes, Gianni Cesareni, Christina Chandras, Janan Eppig, Paul Flicek, Georgios Gkoutos, Simon Greenaway, Michael Gruenberger, Jean Karim Hériché, Andrew Lyall & 10 others Ann Marie Mallon, Dawn Muddyman, Florian Reisinger, Martin Ringwald, Nadia Rosenthal, Klaus Schughart, Morris Swertz, Gudmundur A. Thorisson, Michael Zouberakis, John M. Hancock

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Abstract

The recent explosion of biological data and the concomitant proliferation of distributed databases make it challenging for biologists and bioinformaticians to discover the best data resources for their needs, and the most efficient way to access and use them. Despite a rapid acceleration in uptake of syntactic and semantic standards for interoperability, it is still difficult for users to find which databases support the standards and interfaces that they need. To solve these problems, several groups are developing registries of databases that capture key metadata describing the biological scope, utility, accessibility, ease-of-use and existence of web services allowing interoperability between resources. Here, we describe some of these initiatives including a novel formalism, the Database Description Framework, for describing database operations and functionality and encouraging good database practise. We expect such approaches will result in improved discovery, uptake and utilization of data resources. Database URL: http://www.casimir.org.uk/casimir_ddf.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDatabase : the journal of biological databases and curation
Volume2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Smedley, D., Schofield, P., Chen, C. K., Aidinis, V., Ainali, C., Bard, J., ... Hancock, J. M. (2010). Finding and sharing: new approaches to registries of databases and services for the biomedical sciences. Database : the journal of biological databases and curation, 2010.

Finding and sharing : new approaches to registries of databases and services for the biomedical sciences. / Smedley, Damian; Schofield, Paul; Chen, Chao Kung; Aidinis, Vassilis; Ainali, Chrysanthi; Bard, Jonathan; Balling, Rudi; Birney, Ewan; Blake, Andrew; Bongcam-Rudloff, Erik; Brookes, Anthony J.; Cesareni, Gianni; Chandras, Christina; Eppig, Janan; Flicek, Paul; Gkoutos, Georgios; Greenaway, Simon; Gruenberger, Michael; Hériché, Jean Karim; Lyall, Andrew; Mallon, Ann Marie; Muddyman, Dawn; Reisinger, Florian; Ringwald, Martin; Rosenthal, Nadia; Schughart, Klaus; Swertz, Morris; Thorisson, Gudmundur A.; Zouberakis, Michael; Hancock, John M.

In: Database : the journal of biological databases and curation, Vol. 2010, 2010.

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Smedley, D, Schofield, P, Chen, CK, Aidinis, V, Ainali, C, Bard, J, Balling, R, Birney, E, Blake, A, Bongcam-Rudloff, E, Brookes, AJ, Cesareni, G, Chandras, C, Eppig, J, Flicek, P, Gkoutos, G, Greenaway, S, Gruenberger, M, Hériché, JK, Lyall, A, Mallon, AM, Muddyman, D, Reisinger, F, Ringwald, M, Rosenthal, N, Schughart, K, Swertz, M, Thorisson, GA, Zouberakis, M & Hancock, JM 2010, 'Finding and sharing: new approaches to registries of databases and services for the biomedical sciences.', Database : the journal of biological databases and curation, vol. 2010.
Smedley, Damian ; Schofield, Paul ; Chen, Chao Kung ; Aidinis, Vassilis ; Ainali, Chrysanthi ; Bard, Jonathan ; Balling, Rudi ; Birney, Ewan ; Blake, Andrew ; Bongcam-Rudloff, Erik ; Brookes, Anthony J. ; Cesareni, Gianni ; Chandras, Christina ; Eppig, Janan ; Flicek, Paul ; Gkoutos, Georgios ; Greenaway, Simon ; Gruenberger, Michael ; Hériché, Jean Karim ; Lyall, Andrew ; Mallon, Ann Marie ; Muddyman, Dawn ; Reisinger, Florian ; Ringwald, Martin ; Rosenthal, Nadia ; Schughart, Klaus ; Swertz, Morris ; Thorisson, Gudmundur A. ; Zouberakis, Michael ; Hancock, John M. / Finding and sharing : new approaches to registries of databases and services for the biomedical sciences. In: Database : the journal of biological databases and curation. 2010 ; Vol. 2010.
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