Funding and Operating Organizations for Long-Lived Molecular Biology Databases



The organizations that contribute to the longevity of 67 long-lived molecular biology databases published in Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) between 1991-2016 were identified to address two research questions 1) which organizations fund these databases? and 2) which organizations maintain these databases? Funders were determined by examining funding acknowledgements in each database's most recent NAR Database Issue update article published (prior to 2017) and organizations operating the databases were determine through review of database websites.
Date made availableFeb 19 2019
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • databases
  • molecular biology
  • bibliometrics
  • research infrastructure
  • data sharing
  • sustainability
  • bioinformatics

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