EMBL-ABR/ELIXIR/CyVerse workshop: Registries in Bioinformatics

The workshop will provide a forum to discuss pros and cons as well as general best practices when it comes to registries. It will also offer a hands on session on submission (content upload), dissemination (content pull) and visualisation. The final session will be a writing activity: based on the experience gained through the day, participants and faculty will write a review of existing registries, a guide for how to use registry information and summarise the next challenges.

Useful background terminology and concepts:

“… A registry is a list of items with pointers for where to find the items, like the index on a database table or the card catalog for a library. A repository stores the actual items, like a database table itself or a library’s shelves of books …” see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2276124/what-is-the-difference-between-registry-and-repository-from-soa-point-of-view

“… registries hold references to things and repositories hold the things …” see http://best-practice-software-engineering.blogspot.co.uk/2008/04/misc-registry-vs-repository.html

Keywords: bioinformatics

Target audience: bioinformaticians

Difficulty level: Beginner

Authors: Vicky Schneider

Contributors: Rafael C Jimenez, Jason Williams, Sonika Tyagi

EMBL-ABR/ELIXIR/CyVerse workshop: Registries in Bioinformatics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/materials/embl-abr-elixir-cyverse-workshop-registries-in-bioinformatics This workshop will provide an introduction to existing solutions and methods for registries across a variety of areas relevant to bioinformatics, such as tools, datasets, standards, events and training. Rafael C Jimenez Jason Williams Sonika Tyagi bioinformatics bioinformaticians