Promoting coordinated development of community-based information standards for modeling in biology: The COMBINE initiative

Michael Hucka, David P. Nickerson, Gary D. Bader, Frank T. Bergmann, Jonathan Cooper, Emek Demir, Alan Garny, Martin Golebiewski, Chris J. Myers, Falk Schreiber, Dagmar Waltemath, Nicolas L. Le Novère

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Abstract

The Computational Modeling in Biology Network (COMBINE) is a consortium of groups involved in the development of open community standards and formats used in computational modeling in biology. COMBINE's aim is to act as a coordinator, facilitator, and resource for different standardization efforts whose domains of use cover related areas of the computational biology space. In this perspective article, we summarize COMBINE, its general organization, and the community standards and other efforts involved in it. Our goals are to help guide readers toward standards that may be suitable for their research activities, as well as to direct interested readers to relevant communities where they can best expect to receive assistance in how to develop interoperable computational models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number19
JournalFrontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Volume3
Issue numberFEB
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Biology
  • Computational modeling
  • Data sharing
  • File formats
  • Reproducible science
  • Standardization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Histology
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Hucka, M., Nickerson, D. P., Bader, G. D., Bergmann, F. T., Cooper, J., Demir, E., Garny, A., Golebiewski, M., Myers, C. J., Schreiber, F., Waltemath, D., & Le Novère, N. L. (2015). Promoting coordinated development of community-based information standards for modeling in biology: The COMBINE initiative. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 3(FEB), [19]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2015.00019