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Information for curators[edit]

How can I get involved?[edit]

First, request an account. You can immediately start contributing as much or as little as you want, and your edits will become part of BigSigDB (About). See a table of recent contributions and curators.

  • For a detailed explanation of the process of entering studies, experiments, and signatures, refer to the Curation Policy.
  • To participate in regular curator meetings, contact To contact site administrators in a public forum, post to the BugSigDB Google Group.
  • See/edit the presentation schedule at PresentationSignup.
  • Check out the Wiki Forum for curation-related discussions, announcements, and more.

Where can I start?[edit]

First, request an account. You can enter a new study by clicking Add a Study at the top of the page. But there are also other ways to contribute:

Information for reviewers[edit]

Reviewers double-check BugSigDB for accuracy and consistency. Some key links (others under Help:Cleanup):

Contact to request to become a reviewer of contributed data.

NCBI cleanup[edit]

  • Signatures with missing NCBI ID: These are taxa names that original curators were unable to match to a valid NCBI identifier and name, and may benefit from additional expert review.

Information for administrators[edit]

Key links for administrators:

Finally, MediaWiki general help.

Information for data analysts and tool developers[edit]

The data in BugSigDB are made available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Please feel free to copy, redistribute, and adapt, even commercially, as long as you provide attribution and do not apply additional restrictions. Semantic MediaWiki software and customizations made for this website are licensed under GPL>=2.0.

Some useful links:

For other information, see About BugSigDB.