Open data resources in the biomedical domain
What is FAIR-biomed?
FAIR-biomed is a Chrome extension that brings open biomedical data directly to specific research situations. With a simple highlight and click, access gene information, related publications, mouse phenotypes, and pathways from various resources.
Vasts amounts of biomedical data are stored in open databases and knowledge-bases. Data in these resources are intended to be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). However, integrating relevant parts within a specific project can be a challenge. FAIR-biomed works inside the browser to bring open data directly to specific research situations.
On any page in the browser, highlight some text. Press Ctr+Shift+Z or open a context menu (right-click) and select FAIR-biomed. A new box should appear prompting you to choose a data source to query.
Starting from a gene name, for example, you can fetch a general summary from NCBI Gene, related publications from PubMed or Europe PMC, mouse phenotypes from the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium, or pathways from Reactome. The extension provides links to 20+ resources.
FAIR-biomed is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.
FAIR-biomed has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.
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