BioModels announces Release 25
BioModels, our resource for computational models of biological processes, offers new models and improved features.
We are pleased to announce the twenty-fifth release of our BioModels Database! This public resource now offers 143,013 computational models of biological processes, comprising 142,050 from the Path2Models project and 963 published in the literature.
New this release
This release sees the publication of the first models making use of the latest version of SBML (L3 V1), in addition to some packages. To do this, we upgraded our curation pipeline and slightly modified the behaviour of our generic search feature to make it more encompassing. We also cleaned up and improved several of the older models' notes and annotations.
You can read all the details about Release 25 on the BioModels website.
Support for SBML L3 and packages
We updated the underlying curation pipeline in order to provide some initial support for models encoded in SBML L3 and to make best use of some of the newer packages.
For models that were submitted using an older level and version of SBML, users can now access an automatic conversion to SBML L3 V1 Core. This is performed on demand by libSBML and is available for all models published in the literature from the "Download SBML" menu.
The default search, located in the top right corner of every page, now allows you to retrieve models from the Path2Models set. This takes into account the model identifier, name and organism so that the number of results is more manageable.
A dedicated and detailed Path2Models search feature is also available on the project page.
We are still working to provide users with an RDF/XML version of the models published in the literature. We've made all the generated files available in a dedicated archive, which you can find on our FTP server.
If you are looking for more information about the data model used and the conversion tool developed, you can find more information in our previous release notes.
BioModels Database is the result of numberous collaborations - many of which are ongoing - and receives funding from multiple sources. But we reserve our deepest thanks for our users, who are always helping us make BioModels better. Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you just want to give us some feedback.