Tripal EUtils: a Tripal module to increase exchange and reuse of genome assembly metadata

2019 Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation  
Data and metadata interoperability between data storage systems is a critical component of the FAIR data principles. Programmatic and consistent means of reconciling metadata models between databases promote data exchange and thus increases its access to the scientific community. This process requires (i) metadata mapping between the models and (ii) software to perform the mapping. Here, we describe our efforts to map metadata associated with genome assemblies between the National Center for
more » ... technology Information (NCBI) data resources and the Chado biological database schema. We present mappings for multiple NCBI data structures and introduce a Tripal software module, Tripal EUtils, to pull metadata from NCBI into a Tripal/Chado database. We discuss potential mapping challenges and solutions and provide suggestions for future development to further increase interoperability between these platforms. Database URL: https://github.com/NAL-i5K/tripal_eutils.
doi:10.1093/database/baz143 pmid:31960040 pmcid:PMC6989756 fatcat:5t63iw7xqfdgvcg3hya5ucti34