Interoperability with Moby 1.0–it’s better than sharing your toothbrush!

TitleInteroperability with Moby 1.0–it’s better than sharing your toothbrush!
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsWilkinson, Mark D., Senger Martin, Kawas Edward, Bruskiewich Richard, Gouzy Jerome, Noirot Celine, Bardou Philippe, Ng Ambrose, Haase Dirk, Saiz Enrique de Andres, Wang Dennis, Gibbons Frank, Gordon Paul M. K., Sensen Christoph W., Carrasco Jose Manuel Rod, Fernández José M., Shen Lixin, Links Matthew, Ng Michael, Opushneva Nina, Neerincx Pieter B. T., Leunissen Jack A. M., Ernst Rebecca, Twigger Simon, Usadel Bjorn, Good Benjamin, Wong Yan, Stein Lincoln, Crosby William, Karlsson Johan, Royo Romina, Párraga Iván, Ramírez Sergio, Gelpí Josep-Lluis, Trelles Oswaldo, Pisano David G., Jimenez Natalia, Kerhornou Arnaud, Rosset Roman, Zamacola Leire, Tarraga Joaquin, Huerta-Cepas Jaime, Carazo Jose María, Dopazo Joaquin, Guigó Roderic, Navarro Arcadi, Orozco Modesto, Valencia Alfonso, M Claros Gonzalo, Pérez Antonio J., Aldana Jose, M Rojano Mar, Cruz Raul Fernandez-, Navas Ismael, Schiltz Gary, Farmer Andrew, Gessler Damian, Schoof Heiko, and Groscurth Andreas
JournalBrief Bioinform
Date Published2008 May
KeywordsComputational Biology, Database Management Systems, Databases, Factual, Information Storage and Retrieval, Internet, Programming Languages, Systems Integration

The BioMoby project was initiated in 2001 from within the model organism database community. It aimed to standardize methodologies to facilitate information exchange and access to analytical resources, using a consensus driven approach. Six years later, the BioMoby development community is pleased to announce the release of the 1.0 version of the interoperability framework, registry Application Programming Interface and supporting Perl and Java code-bases. Together, these provide interoperable access to over 1400 bioinformatics resources worldwide through the BioMoby platform, and this number continues to grow. Here we highlight and discuss the features of BioMoby that make it distinct from other Semantic Web Service and interoperability initiatives, and that have been instrumental to its deployment and use by a wide community of bioinformatics service providers. The standard, client software, and supporting code libraries are all freely available at