MetaBase is a user contributed database of biological databases, listing all the biological databases currently available on the internet. The initial release of MetaBase was derived entirely from the content of the Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) 2007 Database Issue. The aims of MetaBase, focusing on user contributed content and organization, have been met by the use of the MediaWiki software system, making MetaBase a 'Wiki-Database'.
MetaBase was developed as part of the BioWiki initiative, has was entered into the first International Openfree Bioinformation Contents Competition organised by BiO.CC, the top level biological information web site operated by KOBIC.
Database content[edit | edit source]
Currently MetaBase contains details of nearly 1000 biological databases and over 800 'web services' derived from NAR, as well as more than 50 'user-contributed' database, making it a significant resource for the biological database community.
Related resources[edit | edit source]
- The Molecular and Cellular Biology 'WikiProject', including;
- The Bioinformatics Links Directory features curated links to molecular resources, tools and databases.
- The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) Online Bioinformatics Resources Collection (OBRC).
- The Molecular Biology Database Collection, a public on-line resource that lists the databases described in Nucleic Acids Research, together with other databases of value to the biologist.
- The Database of Biological Database (consists of 1200 Database entries covering wide range of databases useful for biological researchers).
- The Bioinformatics Links Directory
- EcoliWiki is the community annotation component of EcoliHub whose goal is to provide an information resource on the model organism E. coli K-12, phages, plasmids, and mobile genetic elements.
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- The MetaBase homepage