Towards BioDBcore: A community-defined information specification for biological databases

Pascale Gaudet*, Amos Bairoch, Dawn Field, Susanna Assunta Sansone, Chris Taylor, Teresa K. Attwood, Alex Bateman, Judith A. Blake, Carol J. Bult, J. Michael Cherry, Rex L. Chisholm, Guy Cochrane, Charles E. Cook, Janan T. Eppig, Michael Y. Galperin, Robert Gentleman, Carole A. Goble, Takashi Gojobori, John M. Hancock, Douglas G. HoweTadashi Imanishi, Janet Kelso, David Landsman, Suzanna E. Lewis, Ilene Karsch Mizrachi, Sandra Orchard, B. F.Francis Ouellette, Shoba Ranganathan, Lorna Richardson, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Paul N. Schofield, Damian Smedley, Christopher Southan, Tin W. Tan, Tatiana Tatusova, Patricia L. Whetzel, Owen White, Chisato Yamasaki

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The present article proposes the adoption of a community-defined, uniform, generic description of the core attributes of biological databases, BioDBCore. The goals of these attributes are to provide a general overview of the database landscape, to encourage consistency and interoperability between resources; and to promote the use of semantic and syntactic standards. BioDBCore will make it easier for users to evaluate the scope and relevance of available resources. This new resource will increase the collective impact of the information present in biological databases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberbaq027
JournalDatabase
Volume2011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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