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WEBINAR: bio.tools - making it easier to find, understand and cite biological tools and software

Ienasescu, Hans; Kalaš, Matúš

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘bio.tools - making it easier to find, understand and cite biological tools and software’. This webinar took place on 21 June 2022.

Event description 

bio.tools provides easy access to essential scientific and technical information about software, command-line tools, databases and services. It’s backed by ELIXIR, the European Infrastructure for Biological Information, and is being used in Australia to register software (e.g. Galaxy Australia, prokka). It underpins the information provided in the Australian BioCommons discovery service ToolFinder.

Hans Ienasescu and Matúš Kalaš join us to explain how bio.tools uses a community driven, open science model to create this collection of resources and how it makes it easier to find, understand, utilise and cite them. They’ll delve into how bio.tools is using standard semantics (e.g. the EDAM ontology) and syntax (e.g. biotoolsSchema) to enrich the annotation and description of tools and resources. Finally, we’ll see how the community can contribute to bio.tools and take advantage of its key features to share and promote their own research software.

Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event.

Files and materials included in this record:

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  • Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file.

  • biotools_EDAM_slides (PDF): A PDF copy of the slides presented during the webinar.


Materials shared elsewhere:

A recording of this webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel:


A typographical error in the 'Index of training materials' was corrected.
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