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OMICtools: a community-driven search engine for biological data analysis


With high-throughput biotechnologies generating unprecedented quantities of data, researchers are faced with the challenge of locating and comparing an exponentially growing number of programs and websites dedicated to computational biology, in order to maximize the potential of their data. OMICtools is designed to meet this need with its open-access search engine offering an easy means of locating the right tools corresponding to each researcher and their specific biological data analyses. The OMICtools website ( centralizes more than 18,500 software tools and databases, manually classified, by a team of biocurators including many scientific experts. Key information, a direct link, and access to discussions and evaluations by the biomedical community are provided for each tool. Anyone can join the OMICtools community and create a profile page, to share their expertise and comment on tools. In addition, developers can directly upload their code versions which are registered for identification and citation in scientific publications, improving research traceability. The OMICtools community links thousands of life scientists and developers worldwide, who use this bioinformatics platform to accelerate their projects and biological data analyses.

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hal-02407215 , version 1 (12-12-2019)



Hélène Perrin, Marion Denorme, Julien Grosjean, Omictools Community, Emeric Dynomant, et al.. OMICtools: a community-driven search engine for biological data analysis. 2019. ⟨hal-02407215⟩
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