To see and explore SEEK in use visit the SysMO SEEK
To try out SEEK for yourself and have a play around, please visit our public SEEK Demo.
Publications related to SEEK
If you have been using SEEK in your research, the key SEEK paper to cite is:
- Wolstencroft K, Owen S, du Preez F, Krebs O, Mueller W, Goble CA, Snoep JL (2011) The SEEK: A Platform for Sharing Data and Models in Systems Biology, Methods in Enzymology, Volume 500: 629-655 PUBMED: 21943917
There is a full list of SEEK and RightField related papers in our list of Publications
SEEK is the main web-based access point to the system. It allows consortium members to search for any assets across SysMO that they have access rights for. SEEK can contain data or act as a registry, containing details of who owns what assets and where they can be found.
Assets in SysMO can be Data, Models, Protocols, SOPs, Publications and People.
We divide SEEK into the "Yellow Pages" and the "Assets Catalogue"
The Yellow Pages is a directory of who is on which project, where they are located, and what they specialise in. This allows researchers to identify people with similar interests, or to find people with the relevant experience when troubleshooting new techniques.
The Assets Catalogue provides links to data, models, SOPs and experiment descriptions held at external project sites or held centrally within SEEK. It has a fine-grained access control mechanism to allow scientists to share with the whole consortium, their own projects, or individually selected people. The scientist remains in control of their own assets and can chose to host them centrally or within their own institutions.
A list of recent changes to SEEK can be found in our Changelog.
SEEK is developed using the RubyMine IDE, for which we are provided a free open source license by