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Unformatted text preview: o Aggregate of many databases Links to other data items Combination of data Consolidation of data Technical design o Flat-files o Relational database (SQL) o Object-oriented database (e.g. CORBA, XML) Maintainer status o Large, public institution (e.g. EMBL, NCBI) o Quasi-academic institute (e.g. Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, TIGR) o Academic group or scientist o Commercial company Availability o Publicly available, no restrictions o Available, but with copyright o Accessible, but not downloadable o Academic, but not freely available o Proprietary, commercial; possibly free for academics...
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