Database Commons a catalog of biological databases
Database Commons is a curated catalogue of biological databases, providing people with easy access to a comprehensive collection of publicly available biological databases encompassing different data types and spanning diverse organisms. It integrates relevant information for all collected databases (including database name, URL, description, hosted institution, related publication(s), contact information, etc.) and catalogues each database based on its data type, organism and locating, accordingly enabling people to easily find a specific collection of databases of interest.
Database Commons allows any one to rate any database by considering data quality & quantity, content organization & presentation, and system accessibility & reliability, facilitating efficient location of appropriate databases of interest.
Together, Database Commons features cataloguing databases under different criteria and incorporating community rating on database utility, thus serving as a valuable resource for effective exploitation of all publicly available databases.
To date, databases in Database Commons are collected primarily from journals including Nucleic Acid Research, Database, Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, etc.
A database may encompass multiple data types. In Database Commons, there are a total of 14 data types as detailed below.
Database Commons features community rating on database utility by taking account of the following three criteria.
A database containing high-quality curated data is abortive if data is poorly organized or presented.
A database containing high-quality curated data is unavailing if this database cannot be accessible or reliably working.
Here is a list of HTTP status codes with a brief explanation, which are represented by three digits and fall into five classes.
More information about HTTP status code can be found at Wikipedia.
In addition, unexpected exceptions including timeout, errors occurred when sending requests, etc., are indicated by "-1".
Database Commons is developed and maintained by the Zhang Lab at Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences