The BioMart community portal: an innovative alternative to large, centralized data repositories

Smedley, D., Haider, S., Durinck, S., Pandini, L., Provero, P., Allen, J., Arnaiz, O., Awedh, M. H., Baldock, R., Barbiera, G., Bardou, P., Beck, T., Blake, A., Bonierbale, M., Brookes, A. J., Bucci, G., Buetti, I., Burge, S., Cabau, C., Carlson, J. W., Chelala, C., Chrysostomou, C., Cittaro, D., Collin, O., Cordova, R., Cutts, R. J., Dassi, E., Genova, A. D., Djari, A., Esposito, A., Estrella, H., Eyras, E., Fernandez-Banet, J., Forbes, S., Free, R. C., Fujisawa, T., Gadaleta, E., Garcia-Manteiga, J. M., Goodstein, D., Gray, K., Guerra-Assuncao, J. A., Haggarty, B., Han, D. J., Han, B. W., Harris, T., Harshbarger, J., Hastings, R. K., Hayes, R. D., Hoede, C., Hu, S., Hu, Z. L., Hutchins, L., Kan, Z., Kawaji, H., Keliet, A., Kerhornou, A., Kim, S., Kinsella, R., Klopp, C., Kong, L., Lawson, D., Lazarevic, D., Lee, J. H., Letellier, T., Li, C. Y., Lio, P., Liu, C. J., Luo, J., Maass, A., Mariette, J., Maurel, T., Merella, S., Mohamed, A. M., Moreews, F., Nabihoudine, I., Ndegwa, N., Noirot, C., Perez-Llamas, C., Primig, M., Quattrone, A., Quesneville, H., Rambaldi, D., Reecy, J., Riba, M., Rosanoff, S., Saddiq, A. A., Salas, E., Sallou, O., Shepherd, R., Simon, R., Sperling, L., Spooner, W., Staines, D. M., Steinbach, D., Stone, K., Stupka, E., Teague, J. W., Dayem Ullah, A. Z., Wang, J., Ware, D. (2015) The BioMart community portal: an innovative alternative to large, centralized data repositories. Nucleic Acids Res, 43 (W1). W589-W598. ISSN 1362-4962 (Electronic)0305-1048 (Linking)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25897122
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkv350

Abstract

The BioMart Community Portal (www.biomart.org) is a community-driven effort to provide a unified interface to biomedical databases that are distributed worldwide. The portal provides access to numerous database projects supported by 30 scientific organizations. It includes over 800 different biological datasets spanning genomics, proteomics, model organisms, cancer data, ontology information and more. All resources available through the portal are independently administered and funded by their host organizations. The BioMart data federation technology provides a unified interface to all the available data. The latest version of the portal comes with many new databases that have been created by our ever-growing community. It also comes with better support and extensibility for data analysis and visualization tools. A new addition to our toolbox, the enrichment analysis tool is now accessible through graphical and web service interface. The BioMart community portal averages over one million requests per day. Building on this level of service and the wealth of information that has become available, the BioMart Community Portal has introduced a new, more scalable and cheaper alternative to the large data stores maintained by specialized organizations.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > databases > database search and retrieval
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > databases
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > datasets
CSHL Authors:
Communities: CSHL labs > Ware lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 19:46
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2015 15:04
PMCID: PMC4489294
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/31349

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