Culture collections (CCs) manage fundamental data about preserved microorganisms. However, information currently accessible in their databases rarely adheres to common standards. The current status sees distinct on-line catalogues with limited and heterogeneous content, data models and formats, different user interfaces, very little inter-connections and only a few links to external databases. To enable the exploitation of these resources requires standardized, and simplified, access to the associated information. To this end, a European Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure, MIRRI, was established.
Romano, P.D., Smith, D., Bunk, B., Vasilenko, A., Glöckner, F.O. (2017) Designing the MIRRI information system. PeerJ Preprints 5:e2815v1, 3 pp.
Designing the MIRRI information system
Published 1 February 2017