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So, once again a resource that was published became unavailable. And this had consequences for one researcher–a paper was dinged by reviewers because the resource couldn’t be checked.
What happened with miRecords mirna database website ? The webpage is not available and I used it’s data as part of an analysis in my paper. Now the reviewer can’t see the page and asks for an explanation.
Sorry, I forgot to post the link. The miRecords was suppose to be available at http://miRecords.umn.edu/miRecords.
Well, at least the resource is now back up, according to the comments. It was definitely down when I had tried. Apparently writing to the folks on the paper hadn’t succeeded. But is that a win for social media? Or just a temporary appeasement until the next time someone can’t be bothered to restart the server?
Alas. We still need a better way to retire stuff for situations like this.