Databases for Biology

bioRxiv : the preprint server for Biology
Open access archive of unpublished papers in preprint version, in the field of life sciences, managed by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.


Europe PMC
This repository provides access to millions of articles, books, patents and clinical guidelines in the field of life sciences, besides links to records of sizeable databases such as Uniprot, European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), Protein Data Bank Europe (PDBE) and BioStudies. It also offers researchers a tool to retrieve their ORCID ID, with research extended to the grants of 29 biomedical funders.


European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA)
Database for permanent archiving and sharing of genetic, phenotypical and clinical data for personal identification generated for the purposes of biomedical research projects or in the field of health systems oriented towards research.


European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
This open access database includes research data relating to sequences and structures of DNA and proteins, genome annotations, information on gene expression, interactions and molecular path - data that in their turn are linked to further descriptive resources such as ontologies. EBI is a European link in the global data sharing agreements.


Image Data Resource (IDR)
Open-access archive of datasets of high-quality bio-images published in scientific studies; IDR offers the community of biologists a tool to search for, visualise, extract and even process and analyse data of complex and multidimensional images of life sciences.


Database of published miRNA sequences and annotations, managed by the Griffiths-Jones lab (Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester). Each item in the sequence database represents a predicted hairpin portion of a miRNA transcript (termed mir in the database), with information on the location and sequence of the mature miRNA (termed miR). Research interface.


National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP)
This database, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and by the National Institutes of Health, has the aim of facilitating research on HIV and on drug dependence, by collecting, storing and sharing the data produced by research grants, in particular those funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.


This database, managed by the American National Library of Medicine, is a collection of sequences taken from many sources, including GenBank, RefSeq, TPA and PDB. The data on the genome sequence, the gene and the transcription provide the basis for biomedical research and discovery.


Database containing primary clinical data (research data) relating to Imaging of the cerebral area, populated with the images of the brain documented in the course of clinical studies carried out on human subjects. It permits the sharing of datasets.


Protein Data Bank (PDB)
US data centre for 3D structure data for large biological molecules (proteins, DNA and RNA) essential for research in fundamental biology, health, energy and biotechnologies.
The database, augmented by the self-depositing of the data shared by researchers, is consultable via an advanced research module.