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
Target audience: bioinformaticians
Difficulty level: Beginner
Contributors: Rafael C Jimenez, Jason Williams, Sonika Tyagi