GigaDB

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GigaDB
GigaDB Logo.png
Type of site
Disciplinary repository
Available inEnglish
OwnerGigaScience/China National GeneBank
Websitegigadb.org
Launched2011
Current statusActive
Content license
CC0

GigaDB (GigaScience DataBase) is a disciplinary repository launched in 2011[1] with the aim of ensuring long-term access to massive multidimensional datasets from life science and biomedical science studies. The datasets are diverse and include genomic, transcriptomic, and imaging data. The datasets are curated by GigaDB biocurators who are employed by BGI and China National GeneBank.

In its inception, GigaDB was designed as the supporting archive for large-scale research data submitted to the data journal GigaScience whose focus is on ensuring reproducibility and reusability of biological and biomedical research. The scope of GigaDB has broadened to include computational research objects such as synthetic data, software and workflows.[2] Datasets hosted in GigaDB are defined as a group of files and metadata that support a specific article or study. For each published GigaDB dataset, a DataCite digital object identifier is assigned and the data are indexed and discoverable in NCBI Datamed and the Clarivate Analytics DataCitation Index. GigaDB has also collaborated with Repositive to boost the discoverability of their human datasets.[3]

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