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DescriptionThe Life Science Web Service Registry
Research centerDepartment of Computer Science, University of Manchester
Primary citationBhagat et al[1]

The BioCatalogue is a curated catalogue of Life Science Web Services.[1][2] The BioCatalogue was launched in June 2009 at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Conference. The project is a collaboration between the myGrid project at the University of Manchester led by Carole Goble and the European Bioinformatics Institute led by Rodrigo Lopez.[3][4][5] It is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.[6]

The BioCatalogue is based on an open source Ruby on Rails codebase like its sister project, myExperiment.


  1. ^ a b Bhagat, J.; Tanoh, F.; Nzuobontane, E.; Laurent, T.; Orlowski, J.; Roos, M.; Wolstencroft, K.; Aleksejevs, S.; Stevens, R.; Pettifer, S.; Lopez, R.; Goble, C. A. (2010). "BioCatalogue: A universal catalogue of web services for the life sciences". Nucleic Acids Research. 38 (Web Server issue): W689–W694. doi:10.1093/nar/gkq394. PMC 2896129. PMID 20484378.
  2. ^ Afzal, H.; Eales, J.; Stevens, R.; Nenadic, G. (2011). "Mining semantic networks of bioinformatics e-resources from the literature". Journal of Biomedical Semantics. 2 (Suppl 1): S4. doi:10.1186/2041-1480-2-S1-S4. PMC 3105496. PMID 21388573.
  3. ^ Missier, P.; Wolstencroft, K.; Tanoh, F.; Li, P.; Bechhofer, S.; Belhajjame, K.; Pettifer, S.; Goble, C. (2010). "Functional Units: Abstractions for Web Service Annotations". 2010 6th World Congress on Services. pp. 306–313. doi:10.1109/SERVICES.2010.21. ISBN 978-1-4244-8199-6. S2CID 24558725.
  4. ^ Goble, C.; Stevens, R.; Hull, D.; Wolstencroft, K.; Lopez, R. (2008). "Data curation + process curation=data integration + science". Briefings in Bioinformatics. 9 (6): 506–517. doi:10.1093/bib/bbn034. PMID 19060304.
  5. ^ Belhajjame, K.; Embury, S. M.; Paton, N. W.; Stevens, R.; Goble, C. A. (2008). "Automatic annotation of Web services based on workflow definitions". ACM Transactions on the Web. 2 (2): 1–34. doi:10.1145/1346337.1346239.
  6. ^ "Award details BB/F01046X/1 - Web Services 4 Life Sciences: A Curated Catalogue of Life Science Web Services". Retrieved 21 June 2012.

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