SysMO-DB is a project that is creating a web-based platform, and tooling, for finding, sharing and exchanging Data, Models and Processes in Systems Biology. It was designed to support the SysMO Consortium(Systems Biology for Micro-Organisms), but the principles and methods employed are equally applicable to other multi-site Systems Biology projects.
The main objectives of SysMO-DB are to: facilitate the web-based exchange of data between research groups within- and inter- consortia, and to provide an integrated platform for the dissemination of the results of the SysMO projects to the scientific community. We aim to devise a progressive and scalable solution to the data management needs of the SysMO initiative, that:
- facilitates and maximises the potential for data exchange between SysMO research groups;
- maximises the ‘shelf life’ and utility of data generated by SysMO;
- provides an integrated platform for the dissemination of the results of the SysMO projects to the scientific community; and
- facilitates standardisation of practices in Systems Biology for the interfacing of modelling and experimentation.