BioAssay Research Database (BARD): chemical biology and probe-development enabled by structured metadata and result types.
Bottom Line: Data published through the BARD application program interface (API) can be accessed by researchers using web-based query tools or a desktop client.Third-party developers wishing to create new tools can use the API to produce stand-alone tools or new plug-ins that can be integrated into BARD.The entire BARD suite of tools therefore supports three classes of researcher: those who wish to publish data, those who wish to mine data for testable hypotheses, and those in the developer community who wish to build tools that leverage this carefully curated chemical biology resource.
Affiliation: Center for the Science of Therapeutics, Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA.Show MeSH
Mentions: Once an assay definition is created or chosen from a list of existing assay definitions, BARD will generate a custom tab-delimited text file template that can be used to upload assay result data. Completed experiments can then be linked to other experiments in the project to create a project flow diagram, summarizing the experimental workflow employed by the project team (Figure 3). Properly formed data are transferred to the data warehouse on a daily basis.
Affiliation: Center for the Science of Therapeutics, Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA.