The EUROCarbDB design study aims to create the foundations for databases and bioinformatics tools in the realm of glycobiology and glycomics, and will establish mainly the technical framework for bottom to top initiative where all interested research groups can feed in their primary data. The new infrastructure will constitute the nucleus for the creation of a depository for carbohydrate related data similar to the extensively used data collections in the area of genomics and proteomics.
The EUROCarbDB study concentrates on the evaluation and development of the basic requirements for the proposed infrastructure. It consists of four thematic tasks that include feasibility studies as well as essential preparatory steps for the establishment of EUROCarbDB.
Official Title: Design Studies Related to the Development of Distributed, Web-based European Carbohydrate Databases (EUROCarbDB).
Funded by the EU SIXTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
Structuring the European Research Area Specific Programme