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Model organism databases: essential resources that need the support of both funders and users

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, June 2016
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Title
Model organism databases: essential resources that need the support of both funders and users
Published in
BMC Biology, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12915-016-0276-z
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Authors

Stephen G. Oliver, Antonia Lock, Midori A. Harris, Paul Nurse, Valerie Wood

Abstract

Modern biomedical research depends critically on access to databases that house and disseminate genetic, genomic, molecular, and cell biological knowledge. Even as the explosion of available genome sequences and associated genome-scale data continues apace, the sustainability of professionally maintained biological databases is under threat due to policy changes by major funding agencies. Here, we focus on model organism databases to demonstrate the myriad ways in which biological databases not only act as repositories but actively facilitate advances in research. We present data that show that reducing financial support to model organism databases could prove to be not just scientifically, but also economically, unsound.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 4%
Singapore 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 53 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 32%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 14%
Student > Master 8 14%
Student > Bachelor 4 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 9 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 33%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 9%
Computer Science 5 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 5%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 10 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 October 2021.
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#1,683,817
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Outputs from BMC Biology
#492
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Outputs of similar age
#32,873
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#8
of 28 outputs
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