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The BioMart Community Portal: An Innovative Alternative to Large, Centralized Data Repositories
Nucleic Acids Research
  • Damian Smedley, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Syed Haider, University of Oxford
  • Steffen Durinck, Genentech, Inc.
  • Luca Pandini, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
  • Paolo Provero, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
  • James Allen, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Olivier Arnaiz, Université Paris Sud
  • Mohammad Hamza Awedh, King Abdulaziz University
  • Richard Baldock, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
  • Giulia Barbiera, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
  • Philippe Bardou, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Tim Beck, University of Leicester
  • Andrew Blake, MRC Harwell
  • Meredith Bonierbale, International Potato Center (CIP)
  • Anthony J. Brookes, University of Leicester
  • Gabrielle Bucci, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
  • Iwan Bueti, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
  • Sarah Burge, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Cédric Cabua, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Joseph W. Carlson, Joint Genome Institute
  • Claude Chelala, Queen Mary University of London
  • Charalambos Chrysostomou, University of Leicester
  • Davide Citaro, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
  • Olivier Collin, IRISA-INRIA
  • Raul Cordova, International Potato Center (CIP)
  • Rosalind J. Cutts, Queen Mary University of London
  • Erik Dassi, University of Trento
  • Alex Di Genova, University of Chile
  • Anis Djari, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Anthony Esposito, Pfizer
  • Heather Estrella, Pfizer
  • Eduardo Eyras, Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies
  • Julia Fernandez-Banet, Pfizer
  • Simon Forbes, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Robert C. Free, University of Leicester
  • Takamoto Fujisawa, Kasuza DNA Research Institute
  • Emanuela Gadaleta, Queen Mary University of London
  • Jose M. Garcia-Manteiga, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
  • David Goodstein, Joint Genome Institute
  • Kristian Gray, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • José Alfonso Guerra-Assunção, Queen Mary University of London
  • Bernard Haggarty, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
  • Dong-Jin Han, Seoul National University
  • Byung Woo Han, Seoul National University
  • Todd Harris, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Jayson Harshbarger, RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies
  • Robert K. Hastings, University of Leicester
  • Richard D. Hayes, Joint Genome Institute
  • Claire Hoede, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Shen Hu, University of California - Los Angeles
  • Zhi-Liang Hu, Iowa State University
  • Lucie Hutchins, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Zhengyan Kan, Pfizer
  • Hideya Kawaji, RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies
  • Aminah Keliet, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Arnaud Kerhornou, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Sunghoon Kim, Seoul National University
  • Rhoda Kinsella, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Christophe Klopp, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Lei Kong, Peking University
  • Daniel Lawson, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Dejan Lazarevic, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
  • Ji-Hyun Lee, Seoul National University
  • Thomas Letellier, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Chuan-Yun Li, Peking University
  • Pietro Lio, University of Cambridge
  • Chu-Jun Liu, Peking University
  • Jie Luo, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Alejandro Maass, University of Chile
  • Jerome Mariette, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Thomas Maurel, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Stefania Merella, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
  • Azza Mostafa Mohamed, King Abdulaziz University
  • Francois Moreews, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Ibounyamine Nabihoudine, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Nelson Ndegwa, Karolinska Institutet
  • Céline Noirot, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Cristian Perez-Llamas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Michael Primig, University of Rennes
  • Alessandro Quattrone, University of Trento
  • Hasi Quesneville, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Davide Rambaldi, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
  • James M Reecy, Iowa State University
  • Michela Riba, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
  • Steven Rosanoff, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Amna Ali Saddiq, King Abdulaziz University
  • Elise Salas, International Potato Center (CIP)
  • Olivier Sallou, IRISA-INRIA
  • Rebecca Shepherd, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Reinhard Simon, International Potato Center (CIP)
  • Linda Sperling, Université Paris Sud
  • William Spooner, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Daniel M. Staines, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Delphine Steinbach, Institut national de la recherche agronomique
  • Kevin Stone, The Jackson Laboratory
  • Elia Stupka, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
  • Jon W. Teague, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Abu Z. Dayem Ullah, Queen Mary University of London
  • Jun Wang, Peking University
  • Doreen Ware, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Marie Wong-Erasmus, King Abdulaziz University
  • Ken Youens-Clark, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Amonida Zadissa, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Shi-Jian Zhang, Peking University
  • Arek Kasprzyk, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics San Raffaele Scientific Institut
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
7-1-2015
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.
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This article is from Nucleic Acids Research 43 (2015): W589, doi:10.1093/nar/gkv350. Posted with permission.

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Citation Information
Damian Smedley, Syed Haider, Steffen Durinck, Luca Pandini, et al.. "The BioMart Community Portal: An Innovative Alternative to Large, Centralized Data Repositories" Nucleic Acids Research Vol. 43 Iss. W1 (2015) p. W589 - W598
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_reecy/92/