BioStar is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions and issues. We are members of the community and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at BioStar that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Every Thursday we will be highlighting one of those items or discussions here in this thread. You can ask questions in this thread, or you can always join in at BioStar.
This week’s highlighted item is one that I missed when it came out. But it seems to be a handy collection of NGS software tools. It got a lot of votes up, so it looks like a lot of people think it’s a useful collection.
ArrayDirectory changes its name, call me now OMICtools!
OMICtools is a free directory that provides an overview of more than 1500 software and databases related to NGS.
The current resources for NGS informatics are extremely fragmented. The goal of OMICtools is to help the scientific community to find software and databases. OMICtools will be continually updated to include the very latest papers in this area.
Do you want help us to improve OMICtools? There are numerous ways you can support us:
-Submit your software and share it with the research community. You can submit your website here.
-Update the description of your tool (publication, image, programming language, etc.).
-Suggest new software and databases that are not listed in the directory. Just contact us.
-Write comments and rate the tools. First select the tool and then click on the links Details.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or issues. We hope to hear from you soon!
There are lots of different lists of tools to use, and each has a different focus. But this seems to be a good niche and it’s nice to know that it’s actively being curated.