BioStudies database - aggregating all outputs of a life sciences study



The goal of the BioStudies database is to facilitate transparency and reproducibility of research by aggregating all the outputs of a study (a ‘data package’) in a single place. A data package consists of the overall biological study description (metadata), links to data generated in this study in key community databases at EMBL-EBI and elsewhere, as well as “orphan data” such as supplemental data. The database can accept a wide range of types of studies described via a simple format and does not impose minimum requirements outside those agreed by the respective community.

In this webinar we introduce the basic principles of BioStudies, explore data access and data deposition interfaces, as well as briefly consider some more advanced topics such as use of BioStudies for data sharing in an ongoing project.

This webinar was recorded on 16 July 2019. It is best viewed in full screen mode using Google Chrome. The slides from this webinar can be downloaded below.



This webinar is aimed at individuals who wish to learn more about finding data using BioStudies. No prior knowledge of bioinformatics is required, but an undergraduate level knowledge of biology would be useful.


See the EMBL-EBI training pages for a list of upcoming webinars.

About this course

Ugis Sarkans