www.biocatalogue.org | email@example.com
The BioCatalogue is a centralised registry of curated Life Science Web Services. It allows
you to easily discover, register, annotate, monitor and use web services. The project is a
joint venture between the EMBL-EBI in Cambridge (UK) and the myGrid group at the
University of Manchester, and is funded by the BBSRC.
"Web Services are hard to find..."
• Find the right Web Service using the BioCatalogue
• Easy and powerful search and filtering interfaces
• Indexes metadata made available by service providers, expert curators and
the wider community
"My Web Services are not visible..."
• Anyone can easily register Web Services in the BioCatalogue
• Instantly available to the community, tool developers and search engines
• Service providers can advertise, describe and monitor their services
"Web Services are poorly described..."
• Expert curators oversee the BioCatalogue and provide high quality metadata
• The wider community participates in this effort through social curation by
describing, recommending, tagging, and commenting on services
"Web Services are volatile..."
• Web Services change their location and capability, or become outdated
• The BioCatalogue monitors Web Services and records historical data on the
availability, reliability and functionality of these services
The BioCatalogue is an open source project (BSD licensed) built mainly using Ruby on
Rails in an agile and user-driven fashion. It is hosted at the EMBL-EBI in Cambridge.
Acknowledgments The BioCatalogue is funded by...
Carole A. Goble, Rodrigo Lopez, Steve Pettifer, Jiten Bhagat, Franck Tanoh, Katy
Wolstencroft, Robert Stevens, Eric Nzuobontane, Thomas Laurent, Hamish McWilliam,
Jerzy Orlowski, Khalid Belhajjame