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NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 801
Le Novere N.1, Bornstein B.2, Broicher A.1, Courtot M.1, Donizelli M.1, Dharuri H.3, Lu Li1, Sauro H.3, Schilstra M.4, Shapiro B.2, Snoep J.L.5 and Hucka M.6
1 European Bioinformatics Institute, EMBL, Hinxton, CB10 1SD, UK
2 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
3 Keck Graduate Institute, 535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
4 STRI, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB, UK
5 Department of Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
6. Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Database Description

The BioModels Database (, part of the international initiative, provides access to published, peer-reviewed, quantitative models of biochemical and cellular systems. Each model is carefully curated to verify that it corresponds to the reference publication and give the proper numerical results. Curators also annotate the components of the models with terms from controlled vocabularies and links to other relevant data resources. This allows the users to search accurately for the models they need. The models can currently be retrieved in the SBML format, and import/export facilities are being developed to extend the spectrum of formats supported by the resource.


Ongoing funding of BioModels Database is provided by EMBL, NIH and DARPA.

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