Designing databases to store biological information

Melanie R. Nelson, Stephanie J. Reisinger, Stephen G. Henry

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The increasing amount of data produced by large-scale biological experiments has highlighted the inadequacies of traditional scientific data management methods such as laboratory notebooks. Databases designed to store biological information are becoming increasingly common, but there is little guidance in the literature about the best practices of biological database design. This paper suggests best practices, and provides examples for the implementation of these practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-142
Number of pages9
JournalDrug Discovery Today: BIOSILICO
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2003


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