The Distributed Annotation System for Integration of Biological Data

  • Andreas Prlić
  • Ewan Birney
  • Tony Cox
  • Thomas A. Down
  • Rob Finn
  • Stefan Gräf
  • David Jackson
  • Andreas Kähäri
  • Eugene Kulesha
  • Roger Pettett
  • James Smith
  • Jim Stalker
  • Tim J. P. Hubbard
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4075)

Abstract

The Distributed Annotation System (DAS) is a protocol for sharing of biological data which allows for dynamical data integration. It has become widely used in both the genome and protein bioinformatics communities. Here we provide an overview of the available DAS infrastructure and present our latest developments, including a registration server that facilitates service discovery by DAS clients while automatically monitoring service availability. Currently there are 108 registered DAS servers, provided by 24 institutions in 10 countries.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Prlić
    • 1
  • Ewan Birney
    • 2
  • Tony Cox
    • 1
  • Thomas A. Down
    • 1
  • Rob Finn
    • 1
  • Stefan Gräf
    • 2
  • David Jackson
    • 1
  • Andreas Kähäri
    • 2
  • Eugene Kulesha
    • 1
  • Roger Pettett
    • 1
  • James Smith
    • 1
  • Jim Stalker
    • 1
  • Tim J. P. Hubbard
    • 1
  1. 1.The Wellcome Trust Sanger InstituteWellcome Trust Genome CampusHinxton, CambridgeUK
  2. 2.EMBL – European Bioinformatics InstituteHinxtonUK

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