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Cite this (Biositemaps, RRID:SCR_001976)


Resource Type: Resource, software resource, service resource

Biositemaps represent a mechanism for computational biologists and bio-informaticians to openly broadcast and retrieve meta-data about biomedical data, tools and services (i.e., biomedical resources) over the Internet. All Institutions with an interest in biomedical research can publish a biositemap.rdf file on their Internet site. The technology, developed by the Biositemaps Working Group of the NIH Roadmap National Centers of Biomedical Computing (NCBC), addresses (i) locating, (ii) querying, (iii) composing or combining, and (iv) mining biomedical resources. Each site which intends to contribute to the inventory instantiates a file on its Internet site biositemap.rdf which conforms to a defined RDF schema and uses concepts from the Biomedical Resource Ontology to describe the resources. Each biositemap.rdf file is simply a list of controlled metadata about resources (software tools, databases, material resources) that your organization uses or believes are important to biomedical research. The key enabling technologies are the Information Model (IM) which is the list of metadata fields about each resource (resource_name, description, contact_person, resource_type,...) and the Biomedical Resource Ontology (BRO) which is a controlled terminology for the resource_typeand which is used to improve the sensitivity and specificity of web searches. Biositemaps blend the features of Sitemaps (enabling efficient web-content exploration) and RSS Feeds (a mechanism for wide and effective news dissemination). As a hybrid between Sitemaps and RSS feeds, the Biositemap infrastructure facilitates a decentralized, portable, extensible and computationally tractable generation and consumption of meta-data about existent, revised and new resources for biomedical computation. Web browsers, crawlers and robots can discover, accumulate, process, integrate and deliver Biositemaps content to (human or machine) users in a variety of graphical, tabular, computational formats. Biositemaps content allows such web browsers to pool resource-associated metadata from disparate and diverse sites and present it to the user in an integrated fashion. The Biositemaps protocol provides clues, information and directives for all Biositemap web harvesters that point to the existence and content of such biomedical resources at different sites.

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Cite this (DataCite, RRID:SCR_004139)


Resource Type: Resource, database, international standard specification, standard specification, narrative resource, service resource, storage service resource, data citation service, data repository, data or information resource

Platform for storing, finding and accessing data that provides a service for data centres to mint DOIs and store associated metadata. Their goals are to establish easier access to scientific research data on the Internet, increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scientific record and support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study. DataCite is global, with member institutions offering services and advice directly where they are needed by the researchers. While datasets are shared and accessed globally, researchers work within national funding and organizational frameworks. It therefore operates globally, with national representation. The DataCite Metadata Scheme is a list of core metadata properties chosen for the accurate and consistent identification of data for citation and retrieval purposes, along with recommended use instructions.

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Cite this (NITRC, RRID:SCR_003430)


Resource Type: Resource, software resource, portal, software repository, community building portal, data or information resource

A software repository for comparing structural and functional neuroimaging software tools and resources. NITRC collects and points to standardized information about tools, and can help you find the right structural or functional neuroimaging tool or resource and help you decide whether it can help in your research. There are product reviews (the now familiar 5 star system) as well as development status of software tools, environment and in most cases there is an easy link to download the software. The NITRC team searches out relevant research tools to house on this site. We encourage your participation and welcome your ratings and reviews to make NITRC a comprehensive source of information for researchers and developers. Researchers can compare tools on NITRC, and developers can seek and receive help from the community to make their tools more usable and accessible. NITRC needs you to make it an even more efficient, trustworthy on-line community for discussion and collaboration regarding neuroimaging informatics analysis tools and resources. To fully participate in this on-line community, become a registered NITRC user. Everyone would benefit from your contributions, via our forums, shared documents, wiki, and especially the tool/resource ratings and reviews - researchers new to functional and structural neuroimaging analysis need community input about the tools/resources that might best suit their research. NITRC is being built and operated under the National Institutes of Health Blueprint for Neuroscience Research by the Turner Consulting Group of Washington, D.C. in collaboration with the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR) of the University of California, San Diego, David N. Kennedy Consulting of Cambridge, MA, and Neuromorphometrics of Belmont, MA.

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Cite this (, RRID:SCR_006782)


Resource Type: Resource, database, service resource, registry, storage service resource, data repository, data or information resource

Global registry of research data repositories from all academic disciplines that allows the easy identification of appropriate research data repositories, both for data producers and users. Information icons display principal attributes of a repository that can be used for multi-faceted searches. Repository operators can suggest their infrastructures to be listed via a simple application form. A repository is indexed when the minimum requirements are met, i.e. mode of access to the data and repository, as well as the terms of use.

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