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Unique identifier OMICS_19084
Name BioCatalogue
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access Browse, Application programming interface
User data submission Allowed
Maintained Yes


  • person_outline Carole Goble

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mORCA: ubiquitous access to life science web services

BMC Genomics
PMCID: 5771032
PMID: 29338691
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-018-4439-x

[…] hoice to categorise service metadata, such as service description, parameters, data types, and documentation. At present, there exist a number of these metadata catalogues in the BIBM fields, such as BioCatalogue [], which is one of the most representative for bioinformatics Web Services, and, which appeared recently as a community effort initiated by the ELIXIR project to document tools […]


Biological Web Service Repositories Review

Mol Inform
PMCID: 5434852
PMID: 27783459
DOI: 10.1002/minf.201600035

[…] echanism for discovering Web services. The EDAM ontology for describing life sciences’ Web services and the BioXSD schema for exchanging data between Web Services were created.With the publication of BioCatalogue (, currently there are more than 2000 Web services available. This registry provides information on available Web services (EMBRACE Web services are going to […]


Collaborative Mining and Interpretation of Large Scale Data for Biomedical Research Insights

PLoS One
PMCID: 4182494
PMID: 25268270
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108600

[…] orkflows, i.e. procedures consisting of a series of computational tasks, which can then be reused according to their specific requirements. Another representative example in this category of tools is BioCatalogue (, which is a registry of web services that allows users to annotate and comment on the available services in order to assist them in identifying the more sui […]


Processing biological literature with customizable Web services supporting interoperable formats

PMCID: 4086403
PMID: 25006225
DOI: 10.1093/database/bau064

[…] and accepted, owing to their public availability and conformance to standards, e.g. Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture. They are easily accessible to users from libraries such as the BioCatalogue (), a registry of Web services for the life sciences, and Whatizit (), a suite of biomedical concept recognition services. The drawback, however, of implementing solutions as Web services […]


EDAM: an ontology of bioinformatics operations, types of data and identifiers, topics and formats

PMCID: 3654706
PMID: 23479348
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btt113

[…] E Data And Methods’, as it was initiated by the EMBRACE project (). Its primary goal is as a means of creating coherent, machine-understandable annotations for use within resource catalogues [such as BioCatalogue () or myExperiment ()], information standards (such as BioDBCore, ), Web services (, collaborative infrastructures (such as Elixir, http://www.el […]


Deploying and sharing U Compare workflows as web services

J Biomed Semantics
PMCID: 3658995
PMID: 23419017
DOI: 10.1186/2041-1480-4-7

[…] being made available as web services, e.g., the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) [], and accessible through online repositories, e.g., the European Bioinformatics Institute Web Services [], Biocatalogue [,], while web service frameworks, e.g., BioMoby [], allow the interaction of web services in an interoperable way.In this paper, we present a web application framework to create web serv […]


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BioCatalogue institution(s)
School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK; Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Protein Engineering, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Human Genetics Department, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, Netherlands
BioCatalogue funding source(s)
Supported by the BBSRC (BB/F01046X/1, BB/F010540/1).

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