eBIOMICS - A Website Promoting Good Practices and Specific Methods for using Bioinformatics Resources

Frédérique Lisacek, Patrick Koks, Pascale Berthault, Grégoire Rossier, Guy Bottu, Jacques van Helden, Jean Sylvestre, Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl, Jack Leunissen

Abstract

eBiomics (www.ebiomics.org) is an e-learning interactive platform in bioinformatics intended as a support to post-graduate students and scientists involved in -omics or systems biology projects. The heterogeneity and the multitude of bioinformatics resources (databases or tools) make their individual use and appreciation difficult though difficulties can be overcome through indexing examples of use in specific contexts. eBiomics is presented as a didactic guide for an extensive range of on-line databases and tools commonly referred to in -omics applications. In its self-training version, it was developed with a free content management system and contains light textual information complemented with numerous screenshots and visual information in a user-friendly environment. A collection of protocols and case studies is indexed for finding representative and practical usages of each of the resources described. Most references to on-line databases and tools are accessible in real time through cross-links. The content covers main -omics related topics. Such a flexible tool allows keeping up with the constant evolution imposed by frequent new releases of databases, upgrades of on-line software and regular changes of query interfaces, which usually precludes from publishing helpful tutorials in books and manuals (otherwise rapidly becoming obsolete). In addition, it offers access to a self-testing section. A complementing sister website focused on biomedical academic studies includes part of the self-training content in a different environment.

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Lisacek F., Koks P., Berthault P., Rossier G., Bottu G., van Helden J., Sylvestre J., Kraehenbuhl J. and Leunissen J. (2012). eBIOMICS - A Website Promoting Good Practices and Specific Methods for using Bioinformatics Resources . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms - Volume 1: SSTB, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-90-4, pages 386-391. DOI: 10.5220/0003893703860391


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@conference{sstb12,
author={Frédérique Lisacek and Patrick Koks and Pascale Berthault and Grégoire Rossier and Guy Bottu and Jacques van Helden and Jean Sylvestre and Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl and Jack Leunissen},
title={eBIOMICS - A Website Promoting Good Practices and Specific Methods for using Bioinformatics Resources},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms - Volume 1: SSTB, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={386-391},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003893703860391},
isbn={978-989-8425-90-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms - Volume 1: SSTB, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - eBIOMICS - A Website Promoting Good Practices and Specific Methods for using Bioinformatics Resources
SN - 978-989-8425-90-4
AU - Lisacek F.
AU - Koks P.
AU - Berthault P.
AU - Rossier G.
AU - Bottu G.
AU - van Helden J.
AU - Sylvestre J.
AU - Kraehenbuhl J.
AU - Leunissen J.
PY - 2012
SP - 386
EP - 391
DO - 10.5220/0003893703860391