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CEBS--Chemical Effects in Biological Systems: a public data repository integrating study design and toxicity data with microarray and proteomics data.

CEBS (Chemical Effects in Biological Systems) is an integrated public repository for toxicogenomics data, including the study design and timeline, clinical chemistry and histopathology findings and microarray and proteomics data. CEBS contains data derived from studies of chemicals and of genetic alterations, and is compatible with clinical and environmental studies. CEBS is designed to permit the user to query the data using the study conditions, the subject responses and then, having identified an appropriate set of subjects, to move to the microarray module of CEBS to carry out gene signature and pathway analysis. Scope of CEBS: CEBS currently holds 22 studies of rats, four studies of mice and one study of Caenorhabditis elegans. CEBS can also accommodate data from studies of human subjects. Toxicogenomics studies currently in CEBS comprise over 4000 microarray hybridizations, and 75 2D gel images annotated with protein identification performed by MALDI and MS/MS. CEBS contains raw microarray data collected in accordance with MIAME guidelines and provides tools for data selection, pre-processing and analysis resulting in annotated lists of genes of interest. Additionally, clinical chemistry and histopathology findings from over 1500 animals are included in CEBS. CEBS/BID: The BID (Biomedical Investigation Database) is another component of the CEBS system. BID is a relational database used to load and curate study data prior to export to CEBS, in addition to capturing and displaying novel data types such as PCR data, or additional fields of interest, including those defined by the HESI Toxicogenomics Committee (in preparation). BID has been shared with Health Canada and the US Environmental Protection Agency. CEBS is available at http://cebs.niehs.nih.gov. BID can be accessed via the user interface from https://dir-apps.niehs.nih.gov/arc/. Requests for a copy of BID and for depositing data into CEBS or BID are available at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/cebs-df/.

Pubmed ID: 17962311


  • Waters M
  • Stasiewicz S
  • Merrick BA
  • Tomer K
  • Bushel P
  • Paules R
  • Stegman N
  • Nehls G
  • Yost KJ
  • Johnson CH
  • Gustafson SF
  • Xirasagar S
  • Xiao N
  • Huang CC
  • Boyer P
  • Chan DD
  • Pan Q
  • Gong H
  • Taylor J
  • Choi D
  • Rashid A
  • Ahmed A
  • Howle R
  • Selkirk J
  • Tennant R
  • Fostel J


Nucleic acids research

Publication Data

January 15, 2008

Associated Grants

  • Agency: Intramural NIH HHS, Id:

Mesh Terms

  • Animals
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Mice
  • Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis
  • Proteomics
  • Rats
  • Systems Integration
  • Toxicogenetics
  • User-Computer Interface