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Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics

Editor-in-Chief: Schreiber, Falk / Hofestädt, Ralf

Managing Editor: Sommer, Björn

Ed. by Baumbach, Jan / Chen, Ming / Orlov, Yuriy / Allmer, Jens

Editorial Board: Giorgetti, Alejandro / Harrison, Andrew / Kochetov, Aleksey / Krüger, Jens / Ma, Qi / Matsuno, Hiroshi / Mitra, Chanchal K. / Pauling, Josch K. / Rawlings, Chris / Fdez-Riverola, Florentino / Romano, Paolo / Röttger, Richard / Shoshi, Alban / Soares, Siomar de Castro / Taubert, Jan / Tauch, Andreas / Yousef, Malik / Weise, Stephan / Hassani-Pak, Keywan


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Volume 4, Issue 3

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Community-based Linking of Biological Network Resources: Databases, Formats and Tools

Michael Telgkamp / Dirk Koschützki / Henning Schwöbbermeyer / Falk Schreiber
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Published Online: 2016-10-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jib-2007-71

Summary

The analysis of biological networks is increasingly important in the life sciences and in particular in systems biology. Computer-based analysis tools are exploited for the investigation of these networks. However, to find relevant data sources can be a time-consuming task, access to information changes, frequently it is not obvious to a user which tools can be used in combination with specific data sources, and network data is often not available in a format directly usable by analysis tools.

To assist in collecting information about biological network data sources, and to help in investigating possible combinations of data sources and analysis software, we created BiNCo-wiki. BiNCo-wiki is a wiki system that stores information related to biological networks and allows all users to add or modify this information in an easy way. The collaborative character of a wiki system supports easy sharing of information and allows the community-based extension of the information already stored in BiNCo-wiki. We describe the general structure and functionality of the system and its initial content. BiNCo-wiki is accessible, free of charge, at http://pgrc.ipk-gatersleben.de/BiNCO-wiki.

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Published Online: 2016-10-18

Published in Print: 2007-12-01


Citation Information: Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics, Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 135–146, ISSN (Online) 1613-4516, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jib-2007-71.

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