Simple re-instantiation of small databases using cloud computing

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Tan T. W., Xie C., De Silva M., Lim K. S., Patro C. P. K., Lim S. J., ...More

BMC GENOMICS, vol.14, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-s5-s13
  • Journal Name: BMC GENOMICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Database archival Re-instantiation, Cloud computing, BioSLAX, biodb100, MIABi, PERSISTENCE
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Small bioinformatics databases, unlike institutionally funded large databases, are vulnerable to discontinuation and many reported in publications are no longer accessible. This leads to irreproducible scientific work and redundant effort, impeding the pace of scientific progress.