The ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources (RIRs) are tools and registries that have been selected by a panel of external reviewers. These resources build a network of foundational components underlying the ELIXIR Interoperability FAIR Service Framework (see the Interoperability Platform page). The RIRs are identified as resources that facilitate the FAIR-supporting activities in scientific research, such as:
- Establish connections between data (and other) resources
- Acquire and expose metadata of data (and other) resources
- Create the infrastructure needed to build integratable data collections
- Use interoperability resources to support delivery of FAIR principles
See the slide presentation by Prof Carole Goble for more details.
The portfolio of ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources will be regularly evaluated for quality assurance and quality control. Further resources will be included in future calls for RIR application (next one in 2019) as ELIXIR evolves, accommodating emerging technologies and changing scientific needs. Recommendations for use of RIRs should also be recognised as suggestions and not a mandate as we value emerging developments from our ELIXIR members based on upcoming ELIXIR use case requirements.
|FAIRsharing||A registry of the curated metadata of databases, policies and standards.|
|g:Profiler||A gene-centric data integrator with web UI and API services.|
|Identifiers.org||An identification and resolution system for life science, and a provider of compact identifiers and URIs.|
|InterMine||Framework to integrate life sciences data based on an extensible data model, providing web interface and RESTful web services.|
|ISA Framework||ISA (Investigation > Study > Assay) helps researchers to provide rich description of experimental metadata so that the resulting data and discoveries are reproducible and reusable.|
|Ontology Lookup Service||Repository for biomedical ontologies that aims to provide a single point of access to the latest ontology versions through web UI or RESTFUL API|
|3DBIONOTES API||A reusable platform-independent API call component for protein metadata alignment, annotation, and integration across major protein data resources.|
|BridgeDb||A combination of a software framework and an API for mapping identifiers for related objects in life sciences.|
|DisGeNET API||An API SPARQL Endpoint for genetic variants (human disease data).|
|MOLGENIS||A software package to help researchers set up an online database application that supports data queries and allows data sharing.|
Further information: Sirarat Sarntivijai (sirarat.sarntivijai[at]elixir-europe[dot]org).