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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-s5-s13
  • Title of Journal : BMC GENOMICS
  • Keywords: Database archival Re-instantiation, Cloud computing, BioSLAX, biodb100, MIABi, PERSISTENCE


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.