Towards a cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences: progress, visions and challenges

Stein, L. D. (September 2008) Towards a cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences: progress, visions and challenges. Nat Rev Genet, 9 (9). pp. 678-688.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18714290
DOI: 10.1038/nrg2414

Abstract

Biology is an information-driven science. Large-scale data sets from genomics, physiology, population genetics and imaging are driving research at a dizzying rate. Simultaneously, interdisciplinary collaborations among experimental biologists, theorists, statisticians and computer scientists have become the key to making effective use of these data sets. However, too many biologists have trouble accessing and using these electronic data sets and tools effectively. A 'cyberinfrastructure' is a combination of databases, network protocols and computational services that brings people, information and computational tools together to perform science in this information-driven world. This article reviews the components of a biological cyberinfrastructure, discusses current and pending implementations, and notes the many challenges that lie ahead.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > computers
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > databases > database construction
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > databases
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > computers > computer hardware
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > computers > computer software
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > databases > databases
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Communities: CSHL labs > Stein lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: September 2008
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 16:00
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2013 16:00
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/27634

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