Contribute to the BioGRID
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Contribute to the BioGRID
In order for the BioGRID to continue to grow and expand, we rely on the community to help us through contributions that improve our dataset. There are 5 major ways that you can contribute right away.
- Send us your published interaction data.
- Join our curation team.
- Link to us / Link to our result pages.
- Alert us to publications that we might have missed in our curation.
- Point out any errors/corrections to our existing data.
1. Send Us Your Interaction Data
The easiest way to ensure your interactions are added to our index is to send us your published results. You can contact us at email@example.com and one of our curators will get back to you ASAP. In most cases, all you need to do is send us a Microsoft Excel or Plain Text File containing your interaction results, and our team can incorporate it into the BioGRID. Furthermore, if you have a publication that is “in press”, but not yet released to the public, we can also work with you to get your data incorporated into the BioGRID, so that they are available in our results as quickly as possible to coincide with the release of your paper.
2. Join Our Curation Team
Although we continue to expand the number of organisms and interactions curated every month, the truth is that it's impossible for us to cover everything simultaneously. If you have an area of interest you'd like to see curated, we'd love to have you join our team.
If you're interested in curating interactions, you can start small by simply sending us relevant datasets in your area of interest/expertise, whenever you have the time to help out. If you're looking for a bigger role, you can potentially join our full curation team and contribute new data on a regular basis. For more information on how to help out and how to join our team, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Link to Us / Link to Our Result Pages
If you have a website, the simplest way to help us out is to link to us from your site. If you spread the word to your visitors by linking to our main website or any of our result/publication pages, you'll be doing us a huge favor and showing your support for our efforts.
If you have a large website such as a model organism database, major annotation resource, bioinformatics tool, etc, we would love to work with you to incorporate links to BioGRID results directly from relevant pages within your resource. Already databases such as TAIR, SGD, NCBI Entrez Gene, FlyBase, GeneDB, STRING, Pathway Commons, etc. have worked with us to build links, and we'd be happy to work with you as well. Simply email us at email@example.com and we can work out all the details. To see some of the other databases already working with us, visit our External Database Downloads page for examples of files we've already made for others.
4. Alert Us to Publications that we Might have Missed in Our Curation
While the BioGRID employs a large curation management system that constantly fetches new publications for curation, occasionally a paper might be missed by our system. If you're looking for a publication that doesn't seem to be in our system, let us know about it and we'll add it to our curation queue. All we need is the pubmed id of the paper and our curators can take it from there…
5. Point out any Errors/Corrections to our Existing Data
If, while using our site, you come across an interaction you believe is invalid, please let us know immediately. By alerting us to potential problem areas, you help us make sure our dataset is as comprehensive and accurate as possible. We greatly appreciate any correction we get, so let us know if you come across any inaccuracies and we'll fix them immediately.