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Development of Microbial Information Network in Europe to a centralized European culture collections data base system

Objective

To make information about the strains of microorganisms in the European culture collections more easily available to the users by establishing an integrated and centralized database.
The Data Integrating Nodes (DIN) (Fungi/Yeasts: CBS, BAARN; Bacteria: LMG, Ghent) were provided with the most recent data and, afer processing and integration, report files were prepared. Guidelines were established for correction and harmonization of data. The format of the central data base and coordination of supply of data were discussed. There was participation in the establishment of an European data base on plasmids, virusses and transposable elements and a common format was established for fungi yeasts and bacteria.

The project proposed here is a natural follow-up of MINE. In the MINE project under BAP, programmes have been developed
for common formats for data storage, and a network of
databases has come into existence that allows exchange of
data. Data have been entered partially. Each participant
reported its progress individually. Monitoring the quality of the input must be continued. Under BRIDGE the aim is to
complement data of each member collection, harmonizing the
full data sets by integration programs at the dataintegrating nodes and making all those data available on-line in a central database node. It is further aimed at extending the system by incorporating more collections of different
kinds of micro-organisms and more EC- and non-EC countries.
This international cooperation will develop MINE into the
most important microbial data base system in Europe offering easy and fast access to valuable and reliable information.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROYAL NETHERLANDS ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Address
6,Rijksstraatweg 6
3631 AC Nieuwersluis
Netherlands

Participants (11)

Agricultural University of Athens
Greece
Address
75,Iera Odos Botanicos
11855 Athens
Association Claude Bernard
France
Address
57 Rue Cuvier
75231 Paris
CAB International
United Kingdom
Address
Bakeham Lane
TW20 9TY Egham - Surrey
COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Denmark
Address
Blaagaardsgade 23B
2200 Copenhagen N
DSMZ-DEUTSCHE SAMMLUNG VON MIKROORGANISMEN UND ZELLKULTUREN GMBH
Germany
Address
Mascheroder Weg 1B
38124 Braunschweig
Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information (DIMDI)
Germany
Address
Weisshausstraße 27
50939 Köln
FEDERAL OFFICE FOR SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Belgium
Address
8,Rue De La Science 8
1000 Bruxelles
FUNDACAO CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN
Portugal
Address
45-A,av.berna 45-A
1000 Lisboa
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
50,Calle Doctor Moliner 50
46100 Burjasot
University of Göteborg
Sweden
Address
10,Guldhedsgatan
413 46 Göteborg
Università degli Studi di Perugia
Italy
Address
Borgo Xx Giugno 74
06100 Perugia