Posted on February 27th, 2015 in Anita Bandrowski, Data Spotlight, News & Events | No Comments »
Yes we do have annotations!
What can we do with these annotations?
* When you are reading a paper, would you like to know if the data you are looking at has been stored somewhere?
* Would you like to know if someone figured out what antibody the authors used?
* What about the mouse described in the paper, is there additional information in MGI?
The integrated annotation view is an aggregate of any database included in NIF that contains the PubMed Identifier.
In over 50 databases there are citations containing PubMed Identifiers, a reference for a particular data record. While each database is different, there are some themes. Records may include reagents used in the paper like AddGene plasmids, data that is stored somewhere like ModelDB computational models, or they may include a set of values that were extracted from the paper like BioNumbers.
Through a software tool called the LinkOut Broker, we submit these data to PubMed (unless the database does this already), an annotation that says this paper is referenced in a particular database. However, these citations are not searchable in PubMed and so we have made the integrated annotation view to allow NIF users to search these same annotations.
However, we know that people read papers in many places, pdf readers and on line so we have started working with several groups including a team at Science Direct to push the data into the places where the readers are. We are proud to work with the Elsevier Antibody App team, who created an application visible in Science Direct in all Elsevier papers that have an antibody annotated in the antibodyregistry.org.
An example paper from Experimental Neurology can be viewed here http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014488614003896