1. To understand the extent and nature of efforts to develop databases of interacting systems.
2. To understand the needs of the users of such databases.
3. To reconcile goals 1 and 2.
Some specific issues that have been raised and that should be considered by the participants:
1. To what extent is it desirable and possible to coordinate databases of interacting systems?
2. Should there be a single submission site for categories of such data, e.g., protein-protein interactions?
3. What are the data objects that are/will be commonly required, and how can they be represented? How can we be flexible about defining these so that future needs for both data inclusion and analysis can be accommodated?
4. How will these databases be supported?
PROW/KBTool: Building a Fabric of Biological Concepts and Relationships that is "Good, Simple, and Habit-Forming" (no longer available) Stephen Shaw, National Cancer Institute, NIH
Pathway/Genome Databases and Software Tools (related paper)Peter Karp, Director, Bioinformatics Group, SRI International
The Virtual Cell ProjectLes Loew, Center for Biomedical Imaging Technology, University of Connecticut Health Center
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