Title

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

Authors

Damian Smedley
Syed Haider
Steffen Durinck
Luca Pandini
Paolo Provero
James Allen
Olivier Arnaiz
Mohammad Hamza Awedh
Richard Baldock
Giulia Barbiera
Philippe Bardou
Tim Beck
Andrew Blake
Merideth Bonierbale
Anthony J Brookes
Gabriele Bucci
Iwan Buetti
Sarah Burge
Cédric Cabau
Joseph W Carlson
Claude Chelala
Charalambos Chrysostomou
Davide Cittaro
Olivier Collin
Raul Cordova
Rosalind J Cutts
Erik Dassi
Alex Di Genova
Anis Djari
Anthony Esposito
Heather Estrella
Eduardo Eyras
Julio Fernandez-Banet
Simon Forbes
Robert C Free
Takatomo Fujisawa
Emanuela Gadaleta
Jose M Garcia-Manteiga
David Goodstein
Kristian Gray
José Afonso Guerra-Assunção
Bernard Haggarty
Dong-Jin Han
Byung Woo Han
Todd Harris
Jayson Harshbarger
Robert K Hastings
Richard D Hayes
Claire Hoede
Shen Hu
Zhi-Liang Hu
Lucie Hutchins, The Jackson LaboratoryFollow
Zhengyan Kan
Hideya Kawaji
Aminah Keliet
Arnaud Kerhornou
Sunghoon Kim
Rhoda Kinsella
Christophe Klopp
Lei Kong
Daniel Lawson
Dejan Lazarevic
Ji-Hyun Lee
Thomas Letellier
Chuan-Yun Li
Pietro Lio
Chu-Jun Liu
Jie Luo
Alejandro Maass
Jerome Mariette
Thomas Maurel
Stefania Merella
Azza Mostafa Mohamed
Francois Moreews
Ibounyamine Nabihoudine
Nelson Ndegwa
Céline Noirot
Cristian Perez-Llamas
Michael Primig
Alessandro Quattrone
Hadi Quesneville
Davide Rambaldi
James Reecy
Michela Riba
Steven Rosanoff
Amna Ali Saddiq
Elisa Salas
Olivier Sallou
Rebecca Shepherd
Reinhard Simon
Linda Sperling
William Spooner
Daniel M Staines
Delphine Steinbach
Kevin Stone, The Jackson LaboratoryFollow
Elia Stupka
Jon W Teague
Abu Z Dayem Ullah
Jun Wang
Doreen Ware
Marie Wong-Erasmus
Ken Youens-Clark
Amonida Zadissa
Shi-Jian Zhang
Arek Kasprzyk

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2015

JAX Source

Nucleic Acids Res 2015 Jul 1; 43(W1):W589-98.

PMID

25897122

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. Nucleic Acids Res 2015 Jul 1; 43(W1):W589-98.