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Open Standards and Resources in Systems Biology: collaborative scale-up toward virtual life

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Title Open Standards and Resources in Systems Biology: collaborative scale-up toward virtual life
 
Date 2006-11-30T13:26:02Z
 
Creator Nicolas Le Novere
 
Subject Biotechnology
 
Description The practise of Systems Biology relies on interfaces. Interfaces  between the entities we study: the paradigm moved from a physical  object centric view toward a relationship-centric one; interfaces  between tools: From the retrieval of the primary data to the fine  analysis of a model's behaviour, one uses many tools, more or less  well connected; interfaces between individuals: To build any  non-trivial mechanistic model requires to merge existing work and  gather external expertise.    If we want these interfaces to be generic enough to allow for anybody  to leverage on existing toolkits, a fundamental requirement is the  existence of community-developed well supported standards, but also  open resources where to find the "lego" blocks. Over the last  half-decade, several efforts have been launched in that direction,  whether concerning encoding format, ontologies or databases. Some of  them are now well-established in the field and play a significant role  to improve its coherence but also to increase the size and the quality  of quantitative models.  
 
Identifier http://precedings.nature.com/documents/10/version/1
oai:nature.com:10.1038/npre.2006.10.1
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npre.2006.10.1
 
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