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ready Information Artifact Ontology


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The Information Artifact Ontology (IAO) is an ontology of information entities, originally driven by work by the OBI digital entity and realizable information entity branch.

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An information artifact ontology perspective on data collections and associated representational artifacts.

Ceusters W
Stud Health Technol Inform 2012

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Influenza Research Database
The Influenza Research Database (IRD) is a free, open, publicly-accessible resource funded by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases through the Bioinformatics Resource Centers program. IRD provides a comprehensive, integrated database and analysis resource for influenza sequence, surveillance, and research data, including user-friendly interfaces for data retrieval, visualization, and comparative genomics analysis, together with personal login- protected ‘workbench’ spaces for saving data sets and analysis results. IRD integrates genomic, proteomic, immune epitope, and surveillance data from a variety of sources, including public databases, computational algorithms, external research groups, and the scientific literature. is a public database hosting nanomaterials characterization data and biological and toxicological information. The database provides various possibilities to search and explore information, and to download data in various standard formats. The database supports data upload through configurable Excel templates.

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  • 1R01DE021917-01A1 (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)